Crooked Scythe by George Ewart Evans
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Crooked Scythe
By George Ewart Evans

The Crooked Scythe

An Anthology of Oral History Main

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Crooked Scythe by George Ewart Evans

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This is a collection of country folklore in words and pictures - an anthology of oral history by the author of The Strength of the Hills and The Horse in the Furrow.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571171941
ISBN-10: 057117194X
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 128mm x 19mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author George Ewart Evans

Acky by George Ewart Evans Acky, Paperback (October 2008)

Akerman Flatt and his wife lived in a thatched cottage at the edge of the broad heathland of Fenhall. Acky is one of the survivors of those men who retired after the horses left the farms.

Horse Power and Magic by George Ewart Evans Horse Power and Magic, Paperback (October 2008)

It was assumed in 1950s that horses would soon disappear from the farms. It later became clear that this forecast was too pessimistic. Written by an oral historian who began to record the farming ways of East Anglia by listening to old men and women, this book describes important farms where horses continued to be used more than 30 years later.

Horse in the Furrow by George Ewart Evans Horse in the Furrow, Paperback (August 2008)

The Suffolk Punch - that sturdy, compact draft horse of noble ancestry - was, until mechanisation, the powerhouse of the East Anglian farming community. This book explores this potent symbol of a bygone era, and the complex network - farmer, horseman, groom, smith, harness-maker and tailor - which surrounded it.

Where Beards Wag All by George Ewart Evans Where Beards Wag All, Paperback (August 2008)

Describes thrift and want, poverty and subjection. This book covers the depression of the 1930s, and the migration of East Anglian farm-workers to the maltings of Burton-on-Trent. It presents a portrait of the countryside of fading memory.

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Author Biography - George Ewart Evans

Born in the mining town of Abercynon, South Wales, George Ewart Evans (1909-88) was a pioneering oral historian. In 1948 he settled with his family in Blaxhall, Suffolk, and through conversing with his neighbours he developed an interest in their dialect and the aspects of rural life which they described. Many were agricultural labourers, born before the turn of the century, who had worked on farms before the arrival of mechanisation. With the assistance of a tape recorder he collected oral evidence of the dialect, rural customs, traditions and folklore throughout East Anglia, and this work, reinforced by documental research, provided the background for his renowned East Anglian books.

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