- Author: Marie-Elsa Bragg
- Title Towards Mellbreak
- Published: 2017
- Trivia: Shortlisted for Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards
- Category: sense of place
- #WorldFromMyArmchair (English Lake District)
- #MagicSquare Challenge – ‘shortlisted book’
- I started this book this morning
- ….and could not stop reading.
- It is absolutely magnificent!
- Livre très attachant,
- C’est touchant à l’extrème.
- C’est d’une puissance rare!
- ..pastoral tone of hardworking country folk
- working in the fells with their sheep.
- Esther and Harold meet and Harold says:
- ‘”She might be right. Might be a fit”
- Esther’s life is a challenge.
- She raises a family, helps run the farm and
- ….still cares for mother who is slipping into dementia.
- “Aey, she just needs settled. Likes the old memories best….We all do”.
- One on the most touching quotes about Esther was:
- “The soil looked like how she felt half-done, half-lived.“
- Marie-Elsa Bragg has written a breathtaking story of
- …pastoral life, struggles to survive on a farm
- …and trying to find strength to battle personal demons.
- Towards Mellbreak is the place where Harold finds peace.
It’s a winner in my opinion!
Here are some other shortlisted books in this category: