Jane's Country Year

Malcolm Saville


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Handheld Press
18 January 2022
ISBN: 9781912766543

From the publisher

The first edition since 1946, with full colour illustrations throughout. 

At last she reached the brow of the hill … now the country opened out below her and she looked down into a wide and lovely valley … Still patched with snow the little fields spread like a carpet below her and here and there a farmhouse with barns and golden ricks was clearly seen. Across the plain ran, straight as a ruler, a railway line and she saw a toy train puffing and crawling across the picture.

Malcolm Saville’s classic novel from 1946 is about eleven-year old Jane’s discovery of nature and country life during a year spent convalescing on her uncle’s farm, after having been dangerously ill in post-war London.  The novel is also a record of rural England eighty years ago, written by one of the great twentieth-century English nature writers.

The Introduction is written by Hazel Sheeky Bird of the University of Newcastle.