The Crooked Scythe : An Anthology of Oral History, Paperback / softback Book

The Crooked Scythe : An Anthology of Oral History Paperback / softback

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George Ewart Evans, who wrote the classic Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay, was one of the pioneers of oral history. This anthology is drawn from his writings about the memories of men and women of a past era - farm labourers, shepherds, horsemen, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, sailors, fisherman, miners, maltsters, domestic servants and many others. The anthology is edited and includes drawings by David Gentleman. 'A pleasure to look at and a delight to read . . . A treasury of country folklore in words and pictures, and a monument to a great and pioneering man . . . It is right that the past should be heard of in the words of those who lived it . . . Those who actually cut the hay.' Daily Telegraph

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780571340804

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