Akenfield

Akenfield : Portrait of an English Village

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 200 x 18mm | 238g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141181168
  • 9780141181165

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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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331 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 38% (125)
4 43% (143)
3 16% (53)
2 2% (7)
1 1% (3)
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