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Description - 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 Details

ISBN: 9780571135509
ISBN-10: 0571135501
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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