Adrian Bell (1901-1980) was born in Lancashire and grew up in London but wished for a life in the open air. In 1920 he apprenticed himself to a West Suffolk farmer, an experience that would inspire him to farm on his own. His celebrated trilogy Corduroy (1930), Silver Ley (1931) and The Cherry Tree (1932) grew out of that same raw material, and Corduroy (reissued here with an introduction by his son, the journalist Martin Bell) remains his most admired work. "There is a vitality and freshness of manner about this modern ...

Corduroy 2012, Slightly Foxed: The Real Reader's Quarterly, London

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Corduroy 2009, Slightly Foxed Limited, London

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Corduroy 2008, Faber & Faber, London

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Corduroy 2000, Penguin Books Ltd, London

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Corduroy 1998, ISIS Large Print Books, Oxford

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Corduroy 1986, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

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