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Laura Willowes no longer wishes to play as the unmarried family 'burden' to her nephew and his wife. She visits a grocer on Moscow Road, and sees some transformative plums. 'Perhaps the greengrocer's mother lived in the country. A solitary old woman picking fruit in a darkening orchard, rubbing her rough fingertips over the smooth-skinned plums, a lean wiry old woman, standing with upstretched arms among her fruit trees as though she were a tree herself, growing out of the long grass, with arms stretched up like branches'. Seeing a new life for herself, she leaves London to live alone in a village called Great Mop. Laura explores many new interests in Great Mop, like baking lumps of dough in the forms of her new neighbours, and re-acquainting herself with the language of herbs and flowers. She spends much time in the woods. Please enjoy this brilliant modernist novel about a village witch.