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"Wry, vivid and deftly plotted, this account of how youthful follies can come back to haunt you in middle age is a real delight." --John Preston, author of A Very English Scandal

"This is a book you're dying to get back to. Holmes creates a quiet air of tension as she deftly describes the carelessness of youth and its consequences in her endearingly flawed characters. I l
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Kindle Edition, 254 pages
Published October 4th 2018 by Urbane Publications LImited
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Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I was sent Wyld Dreamers out of the blue by Urbane Publications (thank you) and I have to be honest had never heard of the book or Holmes. The inside of the book was particularly beautiful however and noting it was due to be published in October I decided to give it a whirl.

"In the summer of 1972, a group of friends is invited to Somerset to help photographer Seymour Stratton renovate a dilapidated cottage on Wyld Farm. Over the next year the group come to regard the farm as offering them a plac
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J.V. Baptie
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like reading books set in the seventies as I love that era, so when I read the blurb for this book I thought it would be one I’d enjoy. The book opens well and sets the scene and time without being too forceful. For example, The BBC news has just finished. (He does not approve of ITV) It also felt very believable a lot of people were looking to become self-reliant at this time and Wyld farm would be perfect for that.

There’s a lot of tension in the writing and I felt Holmes does a good job of k
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Tracey Gemmell
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was drawn to this book as it's set in Somerset; a place close to my heart. I never lived the hedonistic lifestyle these characters lived but thoroughly enjoyed the tale. Ms. Holmes paints an honest picture of the naivety of youth, the anguish of growing up, and the repercussions of decisions made in haste that are repented at leisure. Well-written, with deep character development, Wyld Dreamers is worthy of your precious reading time. ...more
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