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Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe

Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe
Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe

Cover Type: Hardback

Edition: literary guild 1st edition 1969

Illustrated: Yes

Akenfield Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe 1969 Literary guild edition in original dustjacket. London, England, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: very good. Dust Jacket Condition:  Good.  This rare first hardback Only a man who had lived all his life in Suffolk could have made the people of Akenfield reveal themselves so fully. The author's account is based on conversations with the inhabitants. The innocence, the cruelty, the harshness and the beauty of East Anglia are shown in the recollections and testaments. At the same time, the myth of the peace and wisdom of rural life is dissolved. The voices of farmer, labourer, thatcher, blacksmith, district nurse, school-teacher, J.P. veterinary surgeon, factor farmer, bell ringer and gravedigger - among many others - have made a book that shifts permanently our attitude to country life. 287 pp

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