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Title: Happy Countryman
Description: London, Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1946. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Ill.: Tunnicliffe, C.F. Gold title on green cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is some light foxing to closed edges, endpapers and the odd mark to some page margins else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket and by C.F. Tunnicliffe is also Very Good wih some light spots of foxing to reverse and is price clipped. Second edition (first was 1939 and not illustrated). Illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe. The book is the story of Mark Thurston, an Essex farm-hand now 80 years old, and his efforts to wrest a living for himself and his family in the days when farm wages were only a few shillings a week. The story starts in his boyhood and is told mainly in his own words, the natural and forcible vocabulary of a man who, however unlettered, has nevertheless an ability to put a scene and a state of mind before you. The background is amplified by C. Henry Warren, whose knowledge of that particular countryside is unrivalled, but the story is Mark's own. NOT EX LIB 11. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: Essex Countryside, Essex Farming, Social History, Larkfield, Mark Thurston Tunnicliffe, C.F.

Price: GBP 10.00 = appr. US$ 14.28 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 008364

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