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|The Road to Harmony by John Ballam|
Cider with Rosie meets Tom Sawyer… an evocative memoir of a childhood spent at the foot of Catocin Mountain in the Appalachians. J.D. Ballam’s story of growing up in a place where life had not changed for hundreds of years is both a celebration and a lament.
‘The voice of the book is lovely, fresh, affectionate and lyrical…
‘A book to cherish.’ the late dirk bogarde
‘A memory of (Ballam’s) family but also of their place in the
mountains and of a way of life that is fast disappearing, beautifully captured here in minute detail.’ the sunday times
‘Like Laurie Lee and Gerald Durrell rolled up and shipped out to deepest Maryland.’ the independent
‘A picture of a time and place before modernity finally caught
This wonderful account of John Ballam’s growing up in rural Maryland was first published by us in hardback and received glowing reviews. Dirk Bogarde wrote about it with great warmth and we quote him on the back cover.
Demand for it to be reprinted has grown steadily and now it comes in paperback.