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The Fox in Winter

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A teenage girl makes friends with a proud old Cornishman who, after his wife's death, stays on alone in the house they had shared, only needing someone to share his memories with.
Paperback, 158 pages
Published 1981 by Tracks (first published 1980)
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May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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A beautiful little book. I picked this up in the library merely because I liked the title, but I'm so glad that I did. It's a vivid portrait of a young girl, Frances, and her mother, the district nurse in a remote area of Cornwall in the early 80s, and the people she cares for. Of these, the most important is Mr Treloar, a fiercely independent old man who struggles to care for himself on a remote farm. He is the fox in winter.

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