Used, very good condition, hard cover with dust jacket. 2nd edition, published 2010.
On arriving in the Suffolk village of Blaxhall in 1948, George Ewart Evans began talking to the locals and recording their recollections for the BBC. He eventually became a pioneer in oral history, devising methods which, in time were adopted by universities. Many of the men and women who lived around him had memories that stretched back in to the second half of the nineteenth century, so when this book was published originally in 1956, it provided a marvellously detailed portrait of life in rural Suffolk 100 years earlier. In this new edition, to celebrate the centenary of Evans' birth, 60 beautiful new drawings in pencil, pen, wash and watercolour by his son-in-law David Gentleman, capture the landscape and character of contemporary Blaxhall. This classic work remains vigorous and true, an illuminating and unvarnished portrait of village life with all its harsh poverty and struggle as well as its rich knowledge and culture.
The book is in very good condition with just some slight creasing to the top edge of the dust jacket. The binding is sound, the corners are sharp and all the pages are clean and unmarked.