Hannah Hauxwell: 80 Years in the Dales by W. R. Mitchell lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Great Northern Books, 2008, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Who has not heard of Hannah Hauxwell? For years, she lived quietly, austerely, with only a dog and a few cows for company, at a little farm in an obscure North Pennine dale. Her income and her wants were negligible.
Hannahs life changed dramatically when she was discovered by the press, then by Yorkshire Television. A film, Too Long a Winter, which on first showing gave five million people an insight into her hard life, led to instant celebrity. This was a status she was to retain through her last few years of farming and into quiet retirement in a village not many miles from Low Birk Hatt, where her solitary but never lonely farming life unfolded.
This book updates and puts into perspective the Hannah Hauxwell story. It has been written by one who regularly visited her on the farm. He has also sat beside her on the platform at public appearances when she invited questions. Some of her homely answers, with a touch of wit, are recorded. Read also about her last years in farming, about the circumstances of the sale that took place when she retired and of some of her activities and friendships in various parts of her beloved north-country.
Hannah, through television, toured Europe and the New World and attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace. She also rejoiced, in later years, when she was introduced to the Lake District and when Cedric Robinson, the official Guide, accompanied her on a jaunt across the Sands of Morecambe Bay.
Through all the changing scenes of life as one of her favourite old hymns has it Hannah has retained her faith, her modesty and her charm
Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has offset on the flaps from the heavy gold-printed lining papers.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 153 pages. 10″ x 7¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography 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!