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Fenland Chronicle: Recollections of William Henry and Kate Mary Edwards collected and edited by their daughter by Sybil Marshall - Paperback - First Paperback Edition - 1980 - from Bookbarrow and Biblio.com

Fenland Chronicle: Recollections of William Henry and Kate Mary Edwards collected and edited by their daughter

by Sybil Marshall

Condition: Good Condition/No Dust Jacket


Cambridge University Press, London, 1980. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Ewart Oakeshott. gilt titles on dark brown panel spine; illustrated by b/w. drawings throughout; "in this book Sybil Marshall transcribes the recollections of her parents in their own dialect. William Henry Edwards, her father, died in 1940, at the age of eighty. Mrs Edwards is still alive. Between them the Edwardses look back on a hundred years of life in the Fens. They speak in their own direct and vigorous way, richly figurative and often sardonically humorous, of the people and times they have known. The Fens are still markedly different from other parts of England, less accessible, less spoilt, and a little daunting to the outsider. The character of the land has produced its own way of life. Mr Edwards was by turns turf-cutter, boat-owner along the waterways, windmill proprietor, drainage superintendent and small farmer. So he and his wife saw each truly Fenland occupation from the inside: he as the worker, she as the housewife. They lived through a period when life was in many ways very harsh and circumscribed. Yet the life and the place produced a people of tough individuality, with an outlook and a speech of their own. The resulting book is as individual as the people. It is amusing and touching and continuously absorbing. Mrs Marshall opens a line to the past, and her book will go on the shelf beside Sturt and those other writers who chronicled the English people of their own region as they knew them." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 280 pages. Rear cover slightly grubby. signs of removed library label. Yellow titles spine. Front endpaper removed & library label removed from inside front cover.. Library stamps to title & last pages & a number of pages throughout the book. illustrated by b/w. drawings . Illustrator: Ewart Oakeshott. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Biography & Autobiography; The Fens; East Anglia; England; History. ISBN: 0521280435. ISBN/EAN: 9780521280433. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2786. . 9780521280433

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