Having read 'The Go Between' and finding it entertaining I figured there wasn't much to lose in purchasing one of his other novel especially as it was sitting tragically alone in a sale bin for only £1, I'm glad I rescued it... The prose in this book, in my opinion far surpasses that of 'The Go Between'. Hartley manages to capture the beautiful innocence and naivety of a 9 year old boy whilst still using an expanse of wonderful vocabulary. There's something I just can't explain but the soul of this individual is just so clear in the way it is written.
It is a simple story that follows the life of Eustace and Hilda a brother and sister living in a sea side town.
There something so pure about this book and I look forward to re-reading and exploring the sequels.