The Farm

The Farm : The Story of One Family and the English Countryside

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After two hundred years of farming in Yorkshire, the Benson family were forced to sell up. They found - like so many other farmers - that big business was wiping out a way of life they had known for generations. Farming had not come naturally to Richard Benson - he had fled to London long ago. But when he returned to help, he found himself caught up in memories of his childhood in the countryside. Recalling a lost world of pigs digging up the neighbour's lawn, love affairs among haystacks and men who wrestled bulls to prove a point, he tells of othe changing English landscape, of the people affected - and how his family adapt to a new life after being forced to give up their birthright.show more

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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752886487
  • 9780752886480

About Richard Benson

Richard Benson was born on a small farm near Doncasater in 1966, After a childhood spent crashing tractors and being outwitted by various farmyard animals, he left home to become a journalist, and has since written for various newspapers and magazines. THE FARM is his first book and became an overnight success when it was shortlisted by Richard & Judy's Book Club. Richard Benson was born on a small farm near Doncaster in 1966, After a childhood spent crashing tractors and being outwitted by various farmyard animals, he left home to become a journalist, and has since written for various newspapers and magazines. This is his first book.show more