This colourful, perceptive portrayal of English country life reverberates with the voices of the village inhabitants, from the reminiscences of survivors of the Great War evoking days gone by, to the concerns of a younger generation of farm-workers and the fascinating and personal recollections of, among others, the local schoolteacher, doctor, blacksmith, saddler, district nurse and magistrate. Providing insights into farming, education, welfare, class, religion and death, Akenfield forms a unique document of a way of life ...

Akenfield 2005, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141187921


Akenfield 1980, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394738475

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