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About a Village By E. J. McCabe

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A photographic study of an English village called Firle over the course of a year.

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About a Village by E. J. McCabe

What is it that makes the ideal English village? Firle in East Sussex is

both unique and universal. First of all there is a pub and in no particular

order come a school, a shop, a cricket pitch, a church, a stream, a

blacksmith, allotments, flint walls, house martins. Above all, the village

seems to contain that rarest of ingredients, delight.

Firle sits literally at the end of the road. It is the last place you can

reach by car before coming in summer to a wandering line of chalk and in

winter to something a little muddier. Beyond the road are the wild

landscapes of the South Downs, sleeping and keeping the bones of those who

were first to arrive at the end of the last ice age. It is the connection

between village, people and these hills which makes it such a special place.

In a delightful photo essay, acclaimed photographer Eamonn J. McCabe

captures some of what makes this English village come alive. Big open skies,

small boys holding a colourful caterpillar, cabbages and tea cosies,

bonfires, bikers, dogs and wellies. This is a book for all those who cherish

English country life.

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A book of sumptuous photographs chronicling life in the rural idyll that is the English village of Firle, in Sussex. Easy Living A paean to village life. Elle Decoration Should inspire some social historian/photographer to do a similar project on this island Irish Times The book attempts to explore what makes the ideal English village and, it must be said, it succeeds rather well. Amateur Photographer This treat of a book about extraordinary and everyday English life will raise mmoney for a new village hall. Sainsbury's Magazine Enchanting photo essay of what makes the ideal English village come alive. Argus

About E. J. McCabe

E. J. McCabe is an award winning fashion photographer working between New York and London. Over his 20 year career he has shot fashion stories for various international editions of Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire magazine. This is his first book.

Peter Owen-Jones is an Anglican clergyman, author and television presenter. He is the author of several books including Around the World in 80 Faiths (BBC Books), and was the subject of the acclaimed BBC documentary How to Live a Simple Life (2009), in which he tried to live a life without money, in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi. He lives in Firle, East Sussex.

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About a Village by E. J. McCabe
E. J. McCabe
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Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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