Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village by Ronald Blythe

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Woven from the phrases of the population of a small Suffolk village within the 1960s, Akenfield is a masterpiece of twentieth-century English literature, a scrupulously saw and deeply affecting portrait of a spot and folks and a now vanished lifestyle. Ronald Blythe’s really good ebook increases enduring questions about the family among reminiscence and modernity, nature and human nature, silence and speech.

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The old ones have emerged from indignities and sufferings which taught a man how to hold his tongue, and a guarded note marks much of their conversation. On the whole, they will admit certain information about their lives during the “bad days” and will courteously rake up a few old customs as makeweight, but they remain intrinsically private folk and their characters cannot be termed open. The young men are beginning to realize that the farming scene has no future for them unless they happen to be farmers’ sons and can inherit.

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