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Return to Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village in the 21st Century By Craig Taylor

Return to Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village in the 21st Century
by Craig Taylor

Offers a portrait of rural English society at a time of great change. This work talks about the nature of farming in an age of computerization and encroaching supermarkets; discusses the realities behind the rural idyll; and describes the daily pleasures and tribulations of village life.
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Return to Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village in the 21st Century Summary


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.

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Sku
GOR001225437
Title
Return to Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village in the 21st Century
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Granta Books
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
1862079234
ISBN 13
9781862079236
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N/A
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