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Country Lives Remembered by Brian P Martin

Country Lives Remembered by Brian P Martin

Model Number: 9780715338193

£6.99 GBP

An evocative look at the lives of twelve English countrymen spanning the period from Edwardian England right through to today.

From Ernest Shar the thatcher to George Ranger the farrier, and from John Furzey the beekeeper to Bill Thomson the hurdle maker, experience the working and home lives of those colourful characters in the glorious English countryside.

Through these stories learn about rural traditions and how these can best be celebrated and preserved for future generations.


With every passing year the well-being of our countryside and its ways of life are becoming increasingly threatened.  So, what a perfect time to look back at the lives of those who did so much to create the countryside we now take for granted - through coppicing and thatching to blacksmithing, mole catching and beekeeping - and to see how these skills are becoming valued once more.

Country Lives Remembered, through the evocative story telling of Brian P Martin, recounts the endeavours of 12 colourful characters whose lives are a poignant reminder of the hard work - and the hardships - of previous generations.  Among their most valuable secrets was the ability to work with, not against, the forces of nature, however difficult that may have been.  Anyone who loves the countryside will relish these often humorous tales of times past.