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All Is Not Butter
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All Is Not Butter

By Banning, Robert

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good- with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, corners lighty bumped, slight . slant to spine, ink name to inside front cover. ; Light grey cloth boards . with gilt lettering to spine.. 1957. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; 224 pages; Journalist Robert Banning inherits a dairy farm in Wisconsin, gives up his job, and moves his wife and two young sons to start a new life in the country. But all is not plain sailing, first there is the distrust of the clannish German-descended inhabitants of the area to any newcomers. Then there are the actual practicalities of looking after livestock for the first time... .

$8.17

An Hour-glass On The Run
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An Hour-glass On The Run

By Jobson, Allan

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, lightly sunned spine, corners . lightly bumped, slight foxing. ; Light blue cloth boards with gilt . lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside.. 1960. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Photographs; 184 pages; Details of life In 19th Century Suffolk. .

$8.17

Memoirs Of A Vetinary Surgeon
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Memoirs Of A Vetinary Surgeon

By Hancock, Reginald

London: The Country Book Club. Good+ with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, sunned spine and board edges, . corners lightly bumped, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading . block. ; Green cloth boards with faded gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight . copy, no names inside.. 1954. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 224 pages; Fascinating autobiograpy of a vetinary surgeon who practiced in both war and peace contrasting the two forms of his professional life. Begininning with his time at The King’s School, Canterbury and then on to the Royal Veterinary College. Whilst there he joined the Honourable Artillery Company, when war broke out in 1914 he wasn't imediately sent to the front, but first joined the 11th Reserve Cavalry Regiment at Tidworth Barracks in Hampshire. His time to go to the Front came however in August 1915, and for the next three years he would be looking after the horses that pulled the wagons and guns. Following the war he took over his father's vetinary practice in Uxbridge. .

$10.88

Bid Time Return An Autobiography
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Bid Time Return An Autobiography

By Pakington, Humphrey

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, lightly sunned spine, spine . corners lightly bumped. ; Light green cloth boards with gilt lettering to . spine. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside.. 1959. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; 220 pages; Autobiography of the noted novelist of the interwar period, covering his experiences in the Royal Navy during The Great War and his subsequent work as an architect and writer. As one reviewer noted at the time of publication: “Happy lives seldom account for masterpieces, but when they are well spent, gracious, and successful, they can be good reading. ” .

$10.29

Thirty Acres And A Cow
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Thirty Acres And A Cow

By Ensor, David

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, lightly sunned spine and board . edges, corners lightly bumped, sfly shadows ad some foxing to endpapers, . ink name to inside front cover. ; Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering . to spine.. 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Photographs; 192 pages; Before the Second World War, David Ensor was in the legal profession working in the Law Courts, and when war broke out he joined the Army's Judge Advocate General's Department. After a long period of ill health whilst serving in India he returned home and got married but continuing ill health meant he was advised to spend more time out-of-doors. So giving up the legal profession he and his wife escaped to the countryside to learn how to become farmers. .

$8.17

Baynton House
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Baynton House

By Pearson, R H

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, spine corners lightly bumped, . nk name to inside front cover. ; Light blue cloth boards with gilt . lettering to spine.. 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 240 pages; The story of how the Pearson family grew up with an eccentric father in a 17th century country house in Wiltshire in the interwar years. A world of servants, house parties, and unusual contraptions. Following World War II it was a different world and their focus turns to attempts to save the house from the threat of the auctioneer's hammer. .

$10.88

Trumpets Over Merriford
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Trumpets Over Merriford

By Arkell, Reginald

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, spine corners lighty bumped, . ink name to inside front cover. ; Light grey cloth boards with gilt . lettering to spine.. 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 176 pages; Merriford, a sleepy little English village in the upper reaches of the Thames Valley. For four hundred years very little has changed, but the Cold War is getting hot and now the American Air Force is about to arrive! .

$10.29

Baynton House
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Baynton House

By Pearson, R H

London: The Country Book Club. Good+ with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped, some . discolouration to spine, some foxing. ; Light blue cloth boards with gilt . lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside.. 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 240 pages; The story of how the Pearson family grew up with an eccentric father in a 17th century country house in Wiltshire in the interwar years. A world of servants, house parties, and unusual contraptions. Following World War II it was a different world and their focus turns to attempts to save the house from the threat of the auctioneer's hammer. .

$8.17

To Bed On Thursday
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To Bed On Thursday

By Brode, Anthony

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, lightly sunned spine, corners . lightly bumped, light foxing to inside rear cover and endpaper. ; Light . blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names . inside.. 1959. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; 172 pages; An account of the author's time spent as a young reporter on small provincial weekly newspapers. .

$8.17

A Porch at My Door
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A Porch at My Door

By Matthews, Rex

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, lightly sunned spine, corners . lightly bumped, light foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; . Light blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no . names inside.. 1957. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Photographs; 192 pages; The story of finding the perfect retirement cottage in the countrtyside and the pleasures and pitfalls of renovating it oneself. .

$8.17

Shining Hours
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Shining Hours

By Buzzard, C N

London: Country Book Club. Very Good- with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped and . rubbed, ink name and date to inside front cover. ; Green cloth boards with . faded gilt lettering to spine.. 1952. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 192 pages; Account of being a bee-keeper on a small farm in the South of France by a former English professional soldier, with notes on various types of bees, their predators and experiments undertaken with bees by the author. .

$8.17

My Small Country Living
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My Small Country Living

By McMullen, Jeanine

London: Unwin Paperbacks. Very Good-; Light reading and cover creases. Some foxing to covers, inside . covers, endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Nice tight copy, no names . or inside. Cover photo by Roger Vlitos.. 1985. Reprint. Paperback. Third Printing; B&W Illustrations; 224 pages; Jeanine McMullen was a BBC producer in London when whilst in Wales on assignment. There she fell in love with a small thirteen acre farm on the side of a mountain that, on an impulse, she decided to buy. This is her account of trying to run a small farm with no previous experience in tha back of beyond. ; 0046300139 .

$9.38

Country Life A Social History of Rural England
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Country Life A Social History of Rural England

By Newby, Howard

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket; Light shelf wear and creasing to . unclipped DJ with foxing to reverse. Some toning to edges of reading . block, light foxing. ; Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. . Nice tight copy, no names inside.. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing; 256 pages; The historical evolution of English country life from the emergence of a fully fledged commercial farming system due to the Agricultural Revolution in the eighteenth century. ; 0297790633 .

$23.61

Granny's Village  Memories of the Yorkshire Dales in the 1880s
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Granny's Village Memories of the Yorkshire Dales in the 1880s

By Mason, Roger

London: Futura Publications. Very Good; Light reading and cover creases, slight slant to spine, light . edge and shelf wear, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. . ; Nice tight copy, no names inside.. 1978. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; B&W Photographs; 192 pages; An account of life in and around the village of Thornton-in-Craven during the 1880s and 1890s. ; 0708814557 .

$3.93

Racing Pigs And Giant Marrows Travels around the North Country Fairs
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Racing Pigs And Giant Marrows Travels around the North Country Fairs

By Pearson, Harry

London: Abacus. Very Good; Some reading creases and edge wear, some foxing and toning to . edges of reading block. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside.. 1997. Reprint. Paperback. Trade PB . First Printing; B&W Photographs; 240 pages; This book took a long time to enter on this database, as I was laughing so hard. England's answer to Bill Bryson. ; 034910946X .

$7.25

Hannah In Yorkshire

By Cockcroft, Barry

Dalesman. Very Good with no dust jacket. Not First Edition. Paperback. With additional chapter to the hardback edition, 'Hannah revisited'. The story of Hannah Hauxwell, the unlikely superstar of the Yorkshire Dales. ; 0852064527 .

$1.82

Sporting Adventure
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Sporting Adventure

By Day, James Wentworth

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books. Very Good-; Light edge and shelf wear with small split to top fore edge of . spine and a two tiny closed tears to top of front cover. Some foxing to . endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Cerise Penguin 424. Nice tight . flat copy, no names inside. Illustrated with fifty line drawings by . Fish-Hawk.. 1943. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 192 pages; A month by month guide to the countryside and its wildlife. .

$13.06

Golden Sheaves, Black Horses
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Golden Sheaves, Black Horses

By Archer, Fred

London: Coronet. Very Good+; Minor reading creases, ink stamp to rear endpaper. ; Nice . tight flat copy, no names or marks inside.. 1976. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; B&W Illustrations and Photographs; 192 pages; A simple narrative of village life in the countryside around Ashton Under Hill from 1880 to the turn of the century. ; 0340207892 .

$4.35

A Dalesman's Diary
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A Dalesman's Diary

By Mitchell, W R

London: Futura. Very Good+; Minor reading and cover creases, light edge and shelf wear, . light foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Nice tight flat . copy, no names inside.. 1990. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . Second Printing; B&W Photographs; 192 pages; A nostalgic and enthralling journey through the Yorkshire Dales by the former editor of The Dalesman magazine. ; 0708847501 .

$4.72

The Diary Of A Farmer's Wife 1796-1797
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The Diary Of A Farmer's Wife 1796-1797

By Hughes, Anne; Preston, Jean (editor)

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books. Very Good+; Minor cover creases; Nice tight flat copy, no names or marks . inside. Cover artwork detail from At Sandpit Gate: Making Pies by Paul . Sandby.. 1982. Reprint. Paperback. Third Printing; B&W Illustrations; 162 pages; A unique document outlining daily life in the British countryside just prior to the Industrial Revolution. ; 014005457X .

$7.25

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