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Spirit of the Fen Terry Reeve

Spirit of the Fen

Terry Reeve

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ISBN : 9781846859496
Paperback
192 pages
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WHEN a planning application is put in to develop a towns picturesque ancient Fen with housing and leisure facilities it brings dismay and anger to the Suffolk community of Bungay. Building on the 400 acres of heath and grazing meadows seems aMoreWHEN a planning application is put in to develop a towns picturesque ancient Fen with housing and leisure facilities it brings dismay and anger to the Suffolk community of Bungay. Building on the 400 acres of heath and grazing meadows seems a ridiculous suggestion that cannot possible succeed - or can it? This novel traces the anger, aggression, greed and tragedy that follow in the wake of the application as the town mounts its opposition in its bid to protect its most beautiful amenity from the bulldozer, against a background of the Governments growing house-building targets for rural counties. Those targets are reality - and though this story is set in Suffolk, communities throughout the country will identify strongly with the topical and emotive theme of this novel, which also has a strong spiritual thread running through it. Terry Reeve is working part-time as a newspaper editor after spending his entire working life as a journalist. He has written a number of local history books, and he was keen that his first novel should be set in Bungay, the town where he was born, where he grew up and where he is heavily involved in the community - though it could easily be set in any rural community in the United Kingdom.