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5.0 out of 5 stars
If you want to learn about rural history, then this book is a must, 11 Mar. 2009
I am only on chapter 10, but am so engrossed that I can't wait to read more. I am an avid family tree historian and have agricultural labourers in my tree, although they are from Wiltshire. This book describes what life could have been like for them and in a way brings them more to life. Flora Thomsons writing style is interesting and extremely descriptive and also easy to read. I would recomend anyone with ag. labs. in their family tree to give it a try. It may open their eyes to the grinding poverty of the lower orders of rural life but also a more sinple way of life.