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The Girl Green as Elderflower

Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins

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Summary

He thought of his dream, of how he had looked up out of his hole, his pit, his wolf-pit, and seen the foreign leaves, which had formed themselves into a face....

Laid low by a tropical disease and an accompanying malaise, Crispin Clare returns to his ancestral home in East Anglia. Local folklore seeps into his fever dreams and into his writing, and the lines between reality and myth soon start to blur.

In this finely woven tale of illness and recovery, family and fable, Randolph Stow creates a unique, imaginative landscape, populated by figures from old English myths and legends, and from Clare’s present.

©1980 Randolph Stow (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing

Critic reviews

"His novels and poetry embody a uniquely rich and strange account of the land and people of Australia that we can ill afford to lose." ( Australian Book Review)
"It is a rare pleasure for those of us who are already fans to have these works at our disposal...[Stow was] the most talented and celebrated Australian author of the post-White generation." ( The Monthly)

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