Captain Gault has decided that his family must leave Lahardane. They are after all Protestants living in the big house in rural Cork, and the country is in turmoil. It is 1921. But eight-year-old Lucy can't bear to leave the seashore, the old house, the woods - so she hatches a plan.
Captain Gault has decided that his family must leave Lahardane. They are after all Protestants living in the big house in rural Cork, and the country is in turmoil. It is 1921. But 8-year-old Lucy can't bear to leave the seashore, the old house, thewoods - so she hatches a plan. It is then that the calamity happens - an accident almost, but so vicious in its consequences that it blights the lives of the Gaults for years to come. Trevor's new novel beautifully evokes rural Ireland and the tensions existing there, but also is Hardy-like in its portrayal of the impact of mere chance on a life.
William Trevor was born in County Cork in 1928. He is widely regarded as our greatest living short-story writer, and his novels have won many awards. He has won the Whitbread Fiction Prize three times (most recently for FELICIA'S JOURNEY), and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for READING TURGENEV. In 1999 he was awarded the David Cohen British Literature Prize. He lives in Crediton, Devon.
The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
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Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 2002 Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (Novel) 2002 Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2002 Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2002 Short-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 2002
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