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Unsettled Ground

Unsettled Ground

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: What if the life you have always known is taken from you in an instant?

What would you do to get it back?


  • ISBN: 978-0241457443
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Twins Jeanie and Julius have always been different from other people. At 51 years old, they still live with their mother, Dot, in rural isolation and poverty. Inside the walls of their old cottage they make music, and in the garden they grow (and sometimes kill) everything they need for sustenance.

But when Dot dies suddenly, threats to their livelihood start raining down. Jeanie and Julius would do anything to preserve their small sanctuary against the perils of the outside world, even as their mother’s secrets begin to unravel, putting everything they thought they knew about their lives at stake.



Travel Guide

Unsettled Ground in the English countryside

There is not much in the sense of location in this book but what it does is to evoke a great understanding of setting – the farm, the rural isolation, the inherited home, the sense of family and loss.

The village of Rivar and the area around Combe Gibbet are mentioned in the novel as the later is visible from the farm. This is in fact an infamous site for hangings – It was erected in 1676 for the purpose of gibbeting the bodies of George Broomham and Dorothy Newman  -the gibbet was placed in such a prominent location as a warning, to deter others from committing crimes

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Unsettled Ground

Destination/location: Berkshire  Author/guide: Claire Fuller Departure Time: 2000s

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