Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village

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9780140034615: Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village

This colourful, perceptive portrayal of English country life reverberates with the voices of the village inhabitants, from the reminiscences of survivors of the Great War evoking days gone by, to the concerns of a younger generation of farm-workers and the fascinating and personal recollections of, among others, the local schoolteacher, doctor, blacksmith, saddler, district nurse and magistrate. Providing insights into farming, education, welfare, class, religion and death, Akenfield forms a unique document of a way of life that has, in many ways, disappeared.

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'A hundred years from now, anyone wanting to know how things were on the land will turn more profitably to Akenfield than to a sheaf of anaemically professional social surveys.' the Guardian

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Ronald Blythe
Published by Penguin UK (1972)
ISBN 10: 0140034617 ISBN 13: 9780140034615
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140034617

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