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Down to Earth On the Farm - A Memoir of a Land-Girl [Kindle Edition]

Mary Schofield
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A fascinating account of a City girl who volunteered to substitute for a farm worker who had been conscripted to fight in the War. How would she cope with the new environment? the new people? the new work?


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 219 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0064BQPS0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,095 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars down to earth 8 Nov. 2012
By chips
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An excellent, well written account of the life of a Land Girl told with humour and sensitivity. The year round life of the 1940's farm is evoked and enhanced by her descriptions of the countryside and it's wildlife - recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars what a disappointment 14 Dec. 2012
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This should have been such an interesting and lively subject, but it was neither. It was also badly edited which made for an irritating read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars down to earth 3 Aug. 2012
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very enjoyable reading would recommend buying this book to anyone it is down to earth as the title says enjoyed the landgirls on film but this was about one land girl with the experience she had on the farm in the second world war excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting 6 Feb. 2014
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A very good insight to the duties of women doing the war. It was written very well and made you understand just how hard they had it at that terrible time. The story kept you hooked and what they coped with without all this wonderful machinery we have today, and they seem to make the most of everything simple thing and just get on with it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Down on the farm 4 July 2013
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I think this is a great book for anyone who likes to read other people's diary's. If you are looking for a story then this is not the book for you. Seems like the story being told was informative but too many long gaps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars land army girl 13 Jun. 2013
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This book was ok, it didn't keep me riveted though. It was a good overall memory or account of a hard time working the land during the war. It was a kind of innocent time despite all that was going on at the time and whilst you felt empathy for the girl it didn't come across as a particularly hard time, although other accounts of that time are portrayed differently. Enjoyed it but wouldn't recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Proofreading 6 Feb. 2013
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I enjoyed the content of this book (it was not at all well written) but found it very difficult to read as it appeared to have had no proof reading and, at times, this made it very difficult to understand. I think this should be addressed.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars hard to follow 17 April 2012
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I was very disappointed with this book as there were so many spelling mistakes and typing errors that I thought at one time maybe a child had written it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by Petal
5.0 out of 5 stars A cup of tea curl up on the couch and ...
A cup of tea curl up on the couch and read this book, it takes you back and you will see your self in some of the chapters.
Published 3 months ago by christine
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read but?
OK not a bad read but found the content light, very brief in its account of everyday life wartime farm life , seemed such a pleasant life for the author rather than the hard toil... Read more
Published 5 months ago by a r n
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good easy read would have liked a few more chapter
Published 5 months ago by Brenda Craig
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Interesting
Published 6 months ago by Elizabetnh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Not read it yet
Published 8 months ago by robert segar
4.0 out of 5 stars good
Account of life on the land during the war, good read
Published 9 months ago by Poppy
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is interesting to get an insight into what it would have been like to work at a farm without the "born knowledge". Read more
Published 11 months ago by Claire
3.0 out of 5 stars Down to earth on the farm
Fascinating insight into farm life in the war. Shame it was so badly edited! Full of typos, words missed out and mis-spellings.
Published 12 months ago by JUDIdyslex
5.0 out of 5 stars Laff a minuet
What a great story true to life and so humorous I wanted to bee their( would suit older age group.)Bringing the old ways to life GREAT READ
Published 12 months ago by Ele
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