Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay

George Ewart Evans
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A beautiful new edition of a classic book about English rural life.

Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay is a vivid portrait of the rural past of Blaxhall, a remote Suffolk village, in the time before mechanisation changed the entire nature of farming, the landscape and rural life for good. In the 1950s, George Ewart Evans sought out those who could recall the nineteenth-century customs, crafts, dialects, tools, smugglers' tales and rural beliefs which had endured from the time of Chaucer, and created this fascinating picture of a now vanished world.

Author bio:

Born in the mining town of Abercyon, South Wales, George Ewart Evans (1909-1988) was a pioneering oral historian. In 1948 he settled with his family in Blaxhall, Suffolk, and through conversing with his neighbours he developed an interest in their dialect and the aspects of rural life which they described. Many were agricultural labourers, born before the turn of the century, who had worked on farms before the arrival of mechanisation. With the assistance of a tape recorder he collected oral evidence of the dialect, rural customs, traditions and folklore throughout East Anglia, and this work, reinforced by documental research, provided the background for his renowned East Anglian books.

Category: Natural history
ISBN: 9780571340545
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: April 2018
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Natural history

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