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Akenfield

By: Blythe, Ronald

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0141187921 / 9780141187921
Paperback / softback
942.64
28/07/2005
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United Kingdom
129 x 198 mm, 213 grams 288 pages
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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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