Within the woodlands, flow'ry gladed, By the oak tree's mossy root, The sheenen grass-blades, timber-shaded, Now do quiver underfoot; An' birds do whissle auver head, An' water's bubbblen in its bed, An' there for me the apple tree Do lean down low in Linden Lea.
To Beth, for the first eleven years of her life, Grandfather Tewke was merely a strange old man who sometimes passed through the village, driving a smart little pony and trap.
The first of three books in "The Apple Tree Saga", set in the Worcestershire countryside. In 1886 young Beth, coming to terms with a tragic loss, goes with her mother to keep house for her grandfather and help to run his carpentry business. By the author of "Seedtime and Harvest" and "Two Farms".
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