At the Yeoman's House Hardcover – 11 Aug 2011
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'The whole book is a poem: Sheer delight' - The Spectator 'This is a production of old age, gentle but not soft, both tough-minded and charitable.' The TLS 'A hand-polished gem of a book' The Tablet
About the Author
Ronald Blythe has written novels, short stories, poetry, literary criticism and social history. Among his books are Akenfield, now a Penguin Modern Classic, The Age of Illusion, The View in Winter, Divine Landscapes, Aldeburgh Anthology, The Assassin (his most recent novel), and Aftermath: Selected Prose 1950- 2010. He has published critical studies of Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, William Hazlitt and Henry James and for many years has been President of the John Clare Society. He has received honorary degrees from the universities of East Anglia, Essex and Anglia Ruskin and in 2006 was awarded the Benson Medal, the highest honour of the Royal Society of Literature.
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But if you haven't read any of Blythe's recent books then I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised by his sense of history, sense of place, affinity with nature and the seasons, and intimate writing style. These are not dramatic books in any way, but reflective, philosophical looks at the small pleasures of rural existence. For me they're like relaxing in a warm bath with a glass of good red wine, and this volume is no different, apart from the well-chosen illustrations.
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A entrancing account of the restoration of an ancient farmhouse and the two acres around it. Another book by that master of the East Anglian countryside, Ronald Blythe.Published 23 months ago by Michael Minter
This is the most charming book, written with intimate knowledge and love of the ancient house in question. It will remain as a treasure in my personal collection of books.Published on 7 Jun. 2014 by penelope ransome
The book is a delightful combination of poetry and prose which evokes the nature and spirit of Suffolk through the history of the farm and the times which it has seen, both good... Read morePublished on 20 Dec. 2012 by Nigel Harris