Return to Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village in the 21St Century download free [PDF and Ebook] by Craig Taylor

Return to Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village in the 21St Century download free [PDF and Ebook] by Craig Taylor year 2007
  • Book name: Return to Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village in the 21St Century
  • Author: Craig Taylor
  • Release date: 2007/10/12
  • Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9781862079236
  • Rating: 8.91 of 10
  • Votes: 711
  • Review by: Hong Amador
  • Review rating: 8.08 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/24
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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 locals 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 computerization and encroaching supermarkets; commuters, weekenders and retirees discuss the realities behind the rural idyll; and the local priest, teacher and more 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H2M23S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Rural Communities, Literary Studies: General, Social & Cultural History, British & Irish History, Local History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.62 USD
  • Dimensions: 131x198x22.86mm
  • Weight: 317.51g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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