- Paperback: 252 pages
- Publisher: Canterbury Press (7 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1853118451
- ISBN-13: 978-1853118456
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Word from Wormingford: A Parish Year Paperback – 7 May 2013
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Val Hennessy, Daily Mail 'Quite simply, this book is a little masterpiece. It comprises a collection of Blythe's writings about the Parish year at his Suffolk village of Wormingford. It is written, for the most part, in prose of such sheer beauty that it brings tears to the eyes.' Geoffrey Moorhouse, Daily Telegraph 'A series of miniatures, some of no more than three paragraphs, unified in the context of East Anglian countryside and Church of England. Each is perfectly balanced, and aperfect topic in itself for meditation. Lucky are the three Suffolk benefices which enjoy Mr Blythe's services as Reader, and fortunate therest of us that the author of Akenfield is still producing the most sensitive, the best informed and the most elegant prose devoted wholly to the rural England of our time.' Elisabeth Luard, Saturday Times 'Gentle reader, there is a treat in store. A gift of clear wa ter from a deep well. Sweetly, oh so sweetly, do we slip into the poet's pocket. In Akenfield, the book with which Ronald Blythe made his name, we saw what we once were. In Word From Wormingford, we see what we hope we may still remain.' Robert Runcie, Observer '[Blythe's] "Words from Wormingford" have been a weekly treat for readers of the Church Times. In the tradition of Gainsborough and Constable, they are landscapes in words, miniature summaries of a week in the life of a village, its churchand its people, against the background of changing seasons (so much more dominant for life in the country than for townsfolk). Now Blythe has collected his work for a wider audience, enriched by the hauntinglyaustere engravings of John Nash, who previously lived in Blythe's remote farmhouse...Blythe's prose is full of quiet wit, keen observationsand sober reflection.' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
RONALD BLYTHE is one of today's national literary treasures. His work, which has won numerous awards, includes Akenfield (now a Penguin 20th Century Classic - it was also made into a feature film by Peter Hall), Private Words, Divine Landscapes, Going to Meet George and numerous other titles. He lives near Colchester.
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Central to the books in this series of collections of his articles from the Church Times inevitably is his faith. I am not a believer but still enjoy the books hugely so imagine a Christian might find them even more fulfilling than I do.
The book is earlier and we meet ax a black cat.
The people, the places,and life generally are lit up by the changing seasons, by the awareness of God, and the gentle
writing style of Ronald Blythe, who wrote "Akenfield".