A Village Year by Alan C. Jenkins lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Select Editions, 1992, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Villages are a source of fascination and love both for those who live in them and for those who do not.
Alan Jenkins, who has spent most of his life in villages, knows the customs and the characters intimately and in A Village Year he follows a typical English village month by month through the activities and seasons of the year, in an account that is part fiction, part fact, a style he has made all his own. His sharp observations of expected and unexpected events in the village result in a humorous and entertaining description of the villagers daily life in which the reader is invited to take part. August is the month of the match the annual cricket match against neighbouring villages. At other times the events in the Womens Institute and the Parish Council catch the interest, or the church with its Vicar and bell-ringers, or the local pub. The reader shares the villagers sport, scandals, work, festivities, problems and pleasures. The text is illustrated with photographs of typical happenings in the village, many of which have been taken by photographer James Ravilious, and also includes four of Edward Bawdens delightful colour lithographs.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Pictorial boards. 160 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Social History category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!