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Excellent oral history
, 12 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay (Paperback)
I think it probably helps that I grew up in the same region as the subjects of this book, but I believe it has a general appeal. Like all oral historians, Evans seeks to learn what the reality of life was like 60-70 (or more) years ago by speaking to the old people about their memories. The coastal areas of Suffolk are geographically fairly remote, and more to the point have always been off the beaten track. Consequently, the lifestyle and conditions at the time the book was written probably reflected what life was like elsewhere in the country a good while earlier. A highly recommended book.
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