The landscape, social life, and rural traditions of Holme’s native Westmorland are vividly evoked in The Old Road from Spain, the story of two brothers. When the younger brother arrives home from Spain it disrupts the even tenor of life in their Westmorland home. Meanwhile, a wreck in Morecambe bay links the story back to the Spanish Armada.
Edith Constance Holme (1880 – 1955) was the youngest of fourteen children. Her novels are all set in the old county of Westmorland, now Cumbria, where she lived most of her life. Many of her works explore the relationship between the classes, in particular landowners, tenant farmers and land agents.
Published by Oxford University Press in 1934.
Good condition. Binding intact. Contains a ribbon. Slight wear on the spine.