Under the Harrow
A NovelBook - 2012
Dingley Dell is a self-contained valley peopled by orphans, whose guardians abandoned them with only an encyclopedia and the works of Charles Dickens. From these beginnings comes a Victorian society whose limited trade with outsiders raises more question than it answers. Those who leave rarely return or are considered mad. The beginning drags a bit as the residents try to figure out what the reader already knows, but the tide turns and comes in fast once a runaway returns to the valley. Scribe-for-hire Trimmers and his friends, amateur sleuths disguised as a poetry society, discover that their strange world will come to a quick and bloody end unless they act.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage, 2012.
Edition: Pbk. ed.
Branch Call Number: Fic Dunn
Characteristics: 554 p. ; 23 cm.