Foal’s bread – a book review

Title: Foal’s bread

Author: Gillian Meares

Katherine’s pick

This is Gillian Meare’s first novel in sixteen years and I am very glad to see the work of such a fine writer resurface.  The Foal’s Bread is a family saga written in a style which is lush and  lyrical.  The story is set in rural NSW during the time between World war 1 and World War 2 and tells the story of the Nancarrow family.  On the surface this is a linear narrative about Noah and Roley Nancarrow,  a young couple who marry and set out to pursue their  dream of winning the High Jump events at the Country Horse Show Circuit which was a popular form of country entertainment at this time,  and thus make their fortunes. Continue reading