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The Claude Glass by Tom Bullough

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I can't remember how I came across this book, but I'm so glad I found it. A gift of an idea for a novelist, but one that's largely wasted on this slight and disappointing book. The children of the families are complete opposites, Robin and Martin well cared for, loved, inquisitive, but Andrew is neglected, preferring to snuggle up to the dog and her puppies until his father drowns them. By the author of Konstantin. Exploring his parentĂ­s semi-derelict farmhouse, Andrew finds an antique convex mirror - a Claude Glass - and, gazing into it, the two boys see their wild, rural landscape strangely ordered. Two small boys are growing up with their hippy farmer parents in rural Wales and meet Andrew, son of neighbouring farmer whose life is very different to theirs. But this comforting vision proves fragile as tensions and sexual jealousy rock the adult world around them.

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The Claude Glass by Tom Bullough (ebook)

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But this comforting vision proves fragile as tensions and sexual jealousy rock the adult world around them. He sat on the stool in his dog-shredded jumper, the sleeves spilling down over his hands, in the cut-down, filth-smeared trousers that, like most of his clothes, had once belonged to his father, and all that he wanted was to be back in the barn, to be curled up with the sheepdogs, among the bales and the sweet, sharp smells. The use of the Claude Glass of the title which is described as requiring the owner 'to turn his back on the real living landscape in order to see its image refle I can't remember how I came across this book, but I'm so glad I found it. Exploring his parents' semi-derelict farmhouse, Andrew finds an antique convex mirror - a Claude Glass - and, gazing into it, the two boys see their wild, rural landscape strangely ordered. Exploring his parents' semi-derelict farmhouse, Andrew finds an antique convex mirror - a Claude Glass - and, gazing into it, the two boys see their wild, rural landscape strangely ordered. Dimension: 243 x 130 x 18. Tom Bullough was born in 1975 and grew up on a farm in the rural setting of Radnorshire in the Welsh Borders, which was to become the setting of his second novel The Claude Glass.

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The Claude Glass

the claude glass bullough tom

Half fairytale, half poem, this evocative novel deals with the relationship between the three boys and delivers a haunting portrait of the extremes of rural life. He lives in rags, sleeps with the dogs and survives on scraps from the table. Against this the choice of unconventional characters opens a dialogue around childhood, growing up and rural life choices. Written with a lyricism and freshness that echoes the early work of Esther Freud or Bruce Chatwin, The Claude Glass draws you into the lives of its startling characters and their tarnished romance with nature. Set in the Welsh Borders in 1980, this title charts an unlikely friendship between two neighbours: Robin, the seven year old son of English hippie sheep farmers, and Andrew, a child so neglected by his impoverished parents that he is left almost mute, seeking solace among the farm dogs.

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9780954899516: The Claude Glass

the claude glass bullough tom

I chose this as it was set in a Welsh landscape, Radnorshire to be exact, in the 1980s. . Claude glasses were small convex mirrors that allowed 18th century aesthetes to convert wild natural landscapes into refined, picturesque images - as long as they turned their backs to the landscape itself. The E-mail message field is required. Set in the Radnorshire hills, close to the English border, Tom Bullough's The Claude Glass tells the story of Andrew, feral child of a squalid Welsh farm, and Robin, son of Good Life English incomers. I wanted to like The Claude Glass, but the dialogue is lifeless, the descriptive passages have a taint of school essay, and sadly there's just not a lot to like.

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The Claude Glass by Tom Bullough (ebook)

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The language is intensely lyrical and positions nature and the setting for the novel as a major character rather than an incidental backdrop. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Against this the choice of unconventional characters opens a dialogue around childhood, growing up and rural life choices. Parts are humorous, parts are heartbreaki I chose this as it was set in a Welsh landscape, Radnorshire to be exact, in the 1980s. The children of the families are complete opposites, Robin and Martin well cared for, loved, inquisitive, but Andrew is neglected, preferring to snuggle up to the dog and her puppies until his father drowns them.

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The Claude Glass

the claude glass bullough tom

Around him, the room was so quiet now that he could hear the whispering of the fire, the rumble of a tractor outside on the lane, and he understood that it was his fault that they were all so angry. Set in the Welsh Borders in 1980, this title charts an unlikely friendship between two neighbours: Robin, the seven year old son of English hippie sheep farmers, and Andrew, a child so neglected by his impoverished parents that he is left almost mute, seeking solace among the farm dogs. Exploring his parentĂ­s semi-derelict farmhouse, Andrew finds an antique convex mirror - a Claude Glass - and, gazing into it, the two boys see their wild, rural landscape strangely ordered. The latter was shortlisted for the 2008 Wales Book of the Year award, but Bullough was beaten to the prize by. According to Bullough's website he currently lives in the Cambrian Mountains, near the Elan Valley reservoirs and has a number of ongoing literary projects which include Ibo, a travel book set in Africa inspired by his trip to the island off the northern coast of Mozambique.

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The Claude Glass by Tom Bullough (ebook)

the claude glass bullough tom

Exploring his parents' semi-derelict farmhouse, Andrew finds an antique convex mirror - a Claude Glass - and, gazing into it, the two boys see their wild, rural landscape strangely ordered. But this comforting vision proves fragile as tensions and sexual jealousy rock the adult world around them. Written with a lyricism and freshness that echoes the work of Bruce Chatwin and Esther Freud, The Claude Glass draws you into the lives of its startling characters and their tarnished romance with nature. Would he be a farmer, by any chance? You are an old miser! He studied at London University and has worked as a music promoter in Zimbabwe and a firewood deliveryman in Wales. Exploring his parentís semi-derelict farmhouse, Andrew finds an antique convex mirror — a Claude Glass — and, gazing into it, the two boys see their wild, rural landscape strangely ordered. Biografía del autor: Tom Bullough, age 26, grew up on a Welsh hill farm. Dimension: 243 x 130 x 18.

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Review: The Claude Glass by Tom Bullough

the claude glass bullough tom

Parts are humorous, parts are heartbreaking, but for me the language tended to paint a caricature of the characters. I wasn't expecting a rose-tinted tale of life in rural Wales, but I was rather hoping for more of a story. Beside him, he heard Philip gulp down his cider, slam down the glass and reach for the other. Set in the Welsh Borders in 1980, The Claude Glass charts an unlikely friendship between two neighbours; Robin, the seven-year-old son of English hippie sheep farmers, and Andrew, a child so neglected by his impoverished parents that he is left almost mute, seeking solace among the farm dogs. But this comforting vision proves fragile as tensions and sexual jealousy rock the adult world around them. He has previously lived near Welsh book town Hay-on-Wye and on a strawberry farm near the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire, and has worked as a tractor driver and Zimbabwean music promoter. Glimpses into the lives of two families, one family of incomers farming the land as sheep farmers and the other family born and bred with the adjoining farm.

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The Claude Glass by Tom Bullough

the claude glass bullough tom

Written with a lyricism and freshness that echoes the early work of Esther Freud or Bruce Chatwin, The Claude Glass draws you into the lives of its startling characters and their tarnished romance with nature. He has worked as a music promoter in Zimbabwe and as a firewood deliveryman in Wales. Set in the Radnorshire hills, close to the English border, Tom Bullough's The Claude Glass tells the story of Andrew, feral child of a squalid Welsh farm, and Robin, son of Good Life English Claude glasses were small convex mirrors that allowed 18th century aesthetes to convert wild natural landscapes into refined, picturesque images - as long as they turned their backs to the landscape itself. But this comforting vision proves fragile as tensions and sexual jealousy rock the adult world around them. But this comforting vision proves fragile as tensions and sexual jealousy rock the adult world around them.

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The Claude Glass by Tom Bullough

the claude glass bullough tom

The plot had a certain inevitability about it with no resolution at the end of the book. The language is intensely lyrical and positions nature and the setting for the novel as a major character rather than an incidental backdrop. Glimpses into the lives of two families, one family of incomers farming the land as sheep farmers and the other family born and bred with the adjoining farm. A funny little mirror, which could turn their valley into something foreign and far way! He has written three novels; his first, A, was published by Sort Of Books in 2002 and is latest, Konstantin, is published by Penguin in March 2012. A gift of an idea for a novelist, but one that's largely wasted on this slight and disappointing book. Exploring his parents' semi-derelict farmhouse, Andrew finds an antique convex mirror - a Claude Glass - and, gazing into it, the two boys see their wild, rural landscape strangely ordered. Both children view their counterpart's life with a degree of envy - unwarranted, of course - but reality or what passes for it in this book intervenes.

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