THE POACHER by H. E. Bates


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There was considerable press acclaim for a collection of short stories last year. The Woman Who Had Imagination. Now comes a novel by the same author, substantiating the claim to brilliant characterization, a quiet beauty of description. The story is slight -- the interest lies wholly in the development of the character of Luke Bishop, son of a poacher, trained to the tense excitement of mid-night adventures in the woods and fields, bored with the leaden passage of time conventionally spent, seizing eagerly the escape offered in surreptitiously training his beloved grandson in the ways of his own youth. For your customers who like the quiet background of English country, and exceptionally sure technique.

Pub Date: March 12th, 1935
Publisher: Macmillan