The Strength of the Hills
By (author) George Ewart Evans
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Strength of the Hills by George Ewart Evans
The title of this book is Strength of the Hills and is written by author George Ewart Evans. The book Strength of the Hills is published by Faber & Faber. The ISBN of this book is 9780571135509 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Strength of the Hills by George Ewart Evans.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780571135509
(198mm x 124mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 13-May-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author 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, 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.
Spoken History, Paperback (August 2008)
Written by the author who is the chronicler of the British countryside. This book seeks out the story of the land.
Where Beards Wag All, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by George Ewart Evans
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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