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A Horse in the Country: Diary of a Year in the Heart of England by [Aslet, Clive]
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A Horse in the Country: Diary of a Year in the Heart of England Kindle Edition

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‘“A Horse in the Country” offers a genuine social record, sensitively observed, of a village in the process of change – its farming past eroded, its pub under threat, its teenagers bored and drunk. The endless round of fairs and flower shows, all delightfully reported by Aslet, is, as he remarks, partly a way of asserting a fragile identity.’ Caroline Moore, Sunday Telegraph

‘Delightful vignettes of modern country life…Aslet is an excellent diarist – observant, witty and painfully honest, not least about his own low motives for the life-changing move.’ Daily Telegraph

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Naseby is the site of the great battle that is supposed to have ended the English Civil War. It’s also typical of a certain type of particularly English countryside: rolling green fields, farmland good and bad, copses of ancient woodland and an ugly dual carriageway. Naseby is also the site of a modern civil war, between country folk born and bred and steeped in the ways of country living, and newly demobbed urbanites in search of, well, of what exactly? Clive Aslet went determined to find out and recorded the results of his year in the country: a delightful blend of local anecdote, historic discovery, character and incident, set against England’s unfolding drama of the countryside: what it is, who is to enjoy it, what it can and should tolerate. One man and his horse in a charming and acutely observed comedy of rural manners: these are Clive Aslet’s rural rides among England’s truculent, turbulent countryfolk.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 775 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: PFD Books (9 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CQ75VSG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #622,384 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I bought this book as I live in Northamptonshire and keep a horse in the country. Sadly I live in Corby ,a town much maligned by Mr Aslet!! I am half way through and trying to forgive him. I thought I would persevere with the book for its historical anecdotes but having been informed that Chard ,of Rorkes Drift(Zulu) fame , was born in Kettering when he was actually from Plymouth has made me doubt the accuracy of the rest of it. Only finishing the book as I don't want to waste the money I have spent. Well written,badly researched in my opinion
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I also lived in Northamtonshire in 50s and 60s. I went to school at Naseby and lived on a farm in the middle of Pytchly hunting country. The hunt used to crash through the barnyard with great gusto. My mother used to hunt with Pytchly working for Dennis Barratt(shoes). I agree with Clive about the change of village communities. Still have some family in Northamptonshire and one buried at Kettering cemetery. Thanks for the memories Clive.
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Received yesterday (9.9.16) Good condition. Very pleased.
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