In the Orchard, the Swallows

Peter Hobbs (Author)

Product Details

$15.00  $13.80
Europa Editions
Publish Date
February 04, 2014
5.3 X 8.2 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Peter Hobbs grew up in Cornwall and Yorkshire, England. His debut novel, The Short Day Dying, won the Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Whitebread First Novel Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His collection of short stories, I Could Ride All Day in My Cool Blue Train, was published in 2006.


"Hobbs writes with clarity and purity" -- The Daily Telegraph

"Beautifully crafted, tender and very, very moving" -- The Daily Mail

"The story is equally a testament to the endurance of love, loyalty and hope." -- The Independent

"This is simple yet breathtaking storytelling." -- The Globe and Mail

"A beautiful, often painful, journey of a young man's doomed yearning for love ... I immensely enjoyed this fine novel." - The Guardian
Praise for In the Orchard, the Swallows

"A perfectly cut jewel of a book."
--The Financial Times

"In fine, burnished prose, Hobbs takes the reader on a beautiful, often painful, journey of a young man's doomed yearning for love... I immensely enjoyed this fine novel."
--The Guardian

"Hobbs makes beautiful writing look simple; his sentences are clean, spare, unladen with excess baggage, and yet they shine like jewels... This is a simple tale, beautifully told."
--The Independent on Sunday

"[Peter Hobbs] speaks of the indomitability of the human heart and of the salvation of the imagination when nothing else remains."
--The Financial Times

"Hobbs strips his story to its essentials and, in doing so, creates a remarkably moving parable of the perennial conflict between love and power."
--The Sunday Times