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The Year Without Summer: 1816 - one event, six lives, a world changed

The Year Without Summer: 1816 - one event, six lives, a world changed (Hardback)

By Glasfurd, Guinevere

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1815, Sumbawa Island: Mount Tambora explodes in a cataclysmic eruption, killing thousands. Sent to investigate, Henry Hogg, ship's surgeon aboard the Benares, can scarce believe his eyes. The island, once a green gem, is now ash - the sea around it turned to stone. But worse is y...et to come: as the dust cloud rises, shrouding the sun, the seasons will fail. 1816: In Switzerland, Mary Shelley is confined indoors by weeks of incessant rain while famine refugees trudge by her door. As the unnatural deluge continues, she finds inspiration. In Vermont, the preacher Charles Whitlock exhorts his followers to keep faith as drought dries their wells and their livestock starve. In Britain, snow falls in August. Ambitious and lovesick, John Constable struggles with his conscience, unable to reconcile the idyllic England he paints with the misery he sees. Sarah Hobbes, a farm labourer, has had enough of going hungry while the farmers flaunt their wealth. Hope Peter, back from the Wars, finds his family home demolished and a fence in its place. Fleeing to London after a poaching offence, he falls in with a group of visionaries who speak of a better life, whatever the cost. As desperation sets in, Britain is racked with riots; revolution is in the air . . . Weaving together the lives of these six individuals, A Year Without Summer is a stunning novel about hope, despair, and shared humanity.
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ISBN 9781473672291
Released AU 6 Feb 2020
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781473672291
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint Two Roads
Released 6 Feb 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Glasfurd, Guinevere
Category Historical Fiction
Social & Cultural History
Global Warming
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 40mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 640g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Tambora, Mount Indonesia - Fiction - Eruption, 1815
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly