A dozen accounts, narrated by a dozen different voices, tell the story of Ulverton, a fictional village on the Wessex Downs, through its generations. Based on a bedrock of folktales, myth and oral tradition, the author builds layers of new narrative, often using dialect or the true demotic voice.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mbmackay - LibraryThing
Three centuries of a fictional English village told in the voices of 7 residents over the ages. OK, but failed to grab me. Read in Samoa July 2002 Read full review
ULVERTONUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Multifaceted and many-voiced: a complex debut that's a saga of an English village viewed over more than three centuries, and conveyed as a series of distinct but interrelated episodes involving ... Read full review