Pollard (novel)

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First edition
Author Laura Beatty
Cover artist photo taken by
David Spero at Brithdir Mawr
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Chatto & Windus
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 320
Awards Authors' Club First Novel Award
ISBN 0-7011-8209-1

Pollard is the debut novel of Laura Beatty, first published in hardback in 2008 by Chatto & Windus and the following year in paperback by Vintage Books.[1] This was her first novel though she had previously written biographies. It won the Authors' Club First Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize[2]

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The novel concerns Anne, a teenager who leaves her chaotic home life and finds sanctuary in the nearby woods where she makes a new life for herself, foraging and hunting for food and building a house...


The author lives in Salcey Forest in Northamptonshire, one of the few remaining medieval hunting forests in England[3] and which provided the inspiration for the novel, including a tree-top walkway and survival courses.[4]


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