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Return to Akenfield Read & download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ocals who had appeared in the original book to see how their lives had changed he met newcomers to discuss their own views and he interviewed Ronald Blythe himself now in his eighties Young farmers retired orchardmen and Eastern European migrant workers talk about the nature of farming in an age of computerizati. A most excellent endeavour by Craig Taylor to revisit Ronald Blythe s seminal Akenfield He uses the same techniue as he shines the spotlight on modern day Akenfielders in turn with the wonderful addition of Ronald Blythe himself I particularly appreciated his introductory contrast of the land with the prairies of Canada as he comes in to land It s utterly beautiful and utterly unsentimental

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Return to Akenfield Read & download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook On and encroaching supermarkets; commuters weekenders and retirees discuss the realities behind the rural idyll; and the local priest teacher and describe the daily pleasures and tribulations of village life Together they offer a panoramic and revealing portrait of rural English society at a time of great change. I thought it would be a comparison of then and nowbut it was just now and as I had read the original about 30 years ago I couldn t remember much about then But there were some interesting vignettes

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Return to Akenfield Read & download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ronald Blythe’s 1969 book Akenfield a moving portrait of English country life told in the voices of the farmers and villagers themselves is a modern classic In 2004 writer and reporter Craig Taylor returned to the village in Suffolk on which Akenfield was based Over the course of several months he sought out l. I recently enjoyed the author s oral history of London and tracked down this earlier book an oral history of people living in an English village It was lovely and soothing and by God I learned a tremendous amount about how to farm blackcurrants My only problem and I don t know how this happened was that I could NOT stop picturing the interviewees as the regulars in a Christopher Guest mockumentary Michael McKean as the elderly farmer who can list 30 types of peaches Catherine O Hara as the jolly female priest Eugene Levy as the Polish immigrant Parker Posey as the BB owner who leads tourists on brisk country walks I sure hope this isn t a trend for me because Hilary Mantel s new book just got published and I do not want to imagine Jennifer Coolidge as Ann Boleyn

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Return to Akenfield
  • Craig Taylor
  • English
  • 06 March 2017
  • 9781862079236