Literary critics have applauded Tim Pears’ wonderful gift for storytelling and drawn comparisons between his work and the novels of Thomas Hardy. Pears’ long, rolling sentences transport readers back to the pastoral world of Edwardian England. Through detailed historical accuracy and a deep knowledge of the countryside the author brings the past vividly back to life. The final instalment in Pears’ West Country Trilogy, The Redeemed is a timeless, stirring and exquisitely wrought story of love, loss and destiny fulfilled, and a bittersweet elegy to a lost world.

Chaired by Rebecca Jenkins

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