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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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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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