In the Palm of a Dale by David Morgan Rees
Model Number: 9781858251356
A portrait in words and pictures of a Yorkshire Dales village at the Millennium’s turn
In the Palm of a Dale presents the thoughts and ideas as well as the hopes and concerns of the people who live in Markse-in-Swaledale today. With some glances to a long past, in his own words and photographs David Morgan Reees captures the essence of a ‘very special village’ tucked away at the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. In an affectionate and fascinating portrait, which is also a very personal approach, created from over a quarter of a century spent in the community, he concentrates on documenting the basic realities of one particular village: raising livestock, working the land through the seasons, developing and conserving family farms, the intimate pattern of church and chapel, and the underlying and vibrant social life. Yet in doing so, he also manages to reemphasise the universal truths which are part of Dales life today. In the Palm of a Dale is an important contribution to the literary tradition of the region.