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4.0 out of 5 stars
Reading 'Corduroy' was like having a holiday., 18 Oct. 2000
Reading 'Corduroy' was rather like taking a hoiday or making a retreat. All rush and bustle was left behind as one entered the farming world of rural Suffolk of sixty years ago. Adrian Bell's restrained style as he chronicles life and work throughout the agricultural year presents a vivid picture of the slow and gentle rhythm of the farmers' year together with its happy and harsh times - no Utopia this! The characters are drawn with perception and kindness and by the end of the book I felt I had known them all my life. It was with tremendous reluctance I finished reading this book and emerged once more into the clamour of present day life.