A Life on the Land : Based on the Life of Mont Abbott of Enstone, Oxfordshire
Author: Sheila Stewart
Category: Country life
For nearly eighty years Mont Abbot has lived and worked on the land near Enstone in Oxfordshire. In this extraordinary record of custom and change, constructed by Sheila Stewart from a series of taped conversations, Mont 'lifts the latch' and takes us into a forgotten world of roly-poly puddings and street fairs, describing everything from his lost skills of carting and shepherding to the joys of singing in the church choir, and the day-to-day warmth and loyalty of a close-knit rural community. 'set to become a classic of the Flora Thomson mould.' Oxford Times
Preceded by Phonetische studien (1887093) Vols. 1-41 of Die Neueren sprachen are called also on title-pages v.7-47 of Phonetische studien. Vols. 1-5 include a separately paged section "Phonetische studien. Beiblatt".
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