About this book
The second novel from Adam Foulds who recently won the "Costa Award" for his poetry volume "The Broken Word". Based on real events, this is the story of nature poet John Clare, his first incarceration in the High Beach Private Asylum and his relationship with the young Alfred Tennyson. 'Dazzling... an exhilarating tour de force.' "Sunday Times".
Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, this book centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare.