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Devoured By Anna Mackmin

by Anna Mackmin

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A coming of age novel set in early 1970's Norfolk
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Devoured Summary

Devoured by Anna Mackmin

1973. Swallow's Farmhouse in deep, rural Norfolk is home to Your People, a commune of free-thinkers and poets seeking a better way. But beneath the veneer of a nurturing, alternative lifestyle, an atmosphere of jealousy and threat is pushing utopia towards the brink of its inevitable collapse. Raising herself amidst the chaos is a twelve year old survivor, desperately preoccupied with her transition into womanhood. With her mute sister, beloved dog and the re-defining force of her emerging appetites, she marches resolutely towards her future, venturing - with hilarious and horrifying results - through the minefield of an adult world built on hypocrisy and misplaced ideals.

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Devoured Reviews

A wonderful depiction of a 1970s commune of hopeless, beautiful, deluded people. The book is so funny, I haven't laughed so much in ages. I can't imagine I'll enjoy a novel more this year. Tim Pears. Quite brilliant. So funny at times, and so horribly sad. Tragic and hilarious, an experiment in '70's new age living that could turn the hardiest biodynamic farmer into a Heinz soup guzzling rebel. Esther Freud. A fascinating portrait of a singular childhood. Highly accomplished and very enjoyable. David Hare. Funny, touching and extraordinarily consistent in sustaining the voice of an almost 13 year old girl. Full of optimism as well as hurt. Sir Richard Eyre. A dazzling debut, in equal parts hilarious and terrifying. An incredibly assured and superbly written evocation of an eccentric childhood that will nonetheless resonate powerfully those whose upbringings were more conventional. Stephen Fry

About Anna Mackmin

Anna Mackmin is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning theatre director. She has also been an actor as well as owning her own womenswear business. She lives in London. Devoured is her first novel.

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Devoured by Anna Mackmin
Anna Mackmin
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