The Wheelwright's Shop (Craftsman)

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This volume contains a detailed insight into the life and work of the wheelwright. The object of “The Craftsman Series” is to make this literature available in a form convenient for school use. The series consists entirely of books in which the craftsman speaks for himself, and in every volume the text is solely that of the author. George Sturt, the author of this volume, was a lover of the English countryside. Before the publication of 'The Wheelwright’s Shop' in 1923 he had written several other books on rural topics, including 'The Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer', 'The Bettesworth Book', and 'A Farmer’s Life'. The chapters of this book include: 'The Wheelwright’s Shop', 'Timber – Buying', 'Timber – Carting and Converting', 'The Sawyers', 'Timber – Seasoning', ''Wheel-Stuff'', 'Hand-Work', ''Bottom-Timbers'', 'Wagons', 'Learning the Trade', 'Wheels – Spokes and Felloes', 'The Smith – ''Getting Ready''', et cetera. This volume is being republished now complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.

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' ... a classic ... Mr Sturt's masterpiece. A delightfully urbane and informing book, full of valuable material for the social historian and a sheer pleasure to read.' New Statesman

'It shows in the author a combination of the gifts of a handicraftsman, the actual maker of things, with the powers of a writer, in a way not common in English literature.' The Times Literary Supplement

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George Sturt's frank and moving account of his trade as a wheelwright in the late nineteenth century offers a unique glimpse into the working lives of craftsmen in a world since banished by technology.

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