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ISBN: 9781906551070
AUTHOR: Paddy King-Fretts
Softly Cries the Curlew
Softly Cries the Curlew
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John Knightís hand has been forced and Jack Tucker has been banished from Simonsbath to work on a lonely moorland farm on account of his love for Lady Katherine Darcy. But the affair prevails, aided and abetted by friends including Frederic Knight. However, Fredericís stepbrother, Kenton, despises the very word Tucker and sets out to destroy the man. When Knight retires, Frederic releases Jack from his servitude and appoints him as manager on one of his Exmoor farms. But by then, he too has fallen under the spell of Katherine Darcy.

This new novel, second in the series following The Wild Red Dawn, is every bit as gripping as the first. Throughout the story, the terrible conditions under which Exmoor was developed, and the fortitude of those who broke and farmed the high moors are never far from the surface, further heightening the drama of this great romance.

Born in 1941, Paddy King-Fretts grew up high on Exmoor in a tougher and more difficult age, roaming the wild countryside alone on his pony and falling in love with the mystery and romance of the moors. And it was here that he first heard the countless dramatic tales of the Knights, of those who worked for them and their achievements. After more than forty years as a soldier and traveller he has come home to North Devon where he writes.

Imprint: Ryelands. ISBN 978 1 906551 07 0, paperback, 234x156mm, 248 pages. Published October 2008.

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