'With this novel, Melvyn Bragg has established his place in English letters to the extent that his Cumbria is as potent a literary region as Hardy's Wessex, Lawrence's Midlands and Housman's Shropshire' New Statesman
At once a love story and a portrayal of innocence brutally curtailed, JOSH LAWTON charts the rites of passage of a young Cumbrian farm worker and keen fell runner - an exceptionally good man whose very integrity proves his undoing.
'Every scene is clear, every character immediately recognisable . . . brilliant' Daily Telegraph
'The book is exciting . . . a pleasure to be remembered' Financial Times
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