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Tales of the old countrywomen

Author: Brian P Martin
Publisher: Newton Abbot : David & Charles, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at the everyday lives of women in the countryside, this book reflects the experience of rich and poor, professional and uneducated, through their own reminiscences. It includes accounts of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martin, Brian P.
Tales of the old countrywomen.
Newton Abbot : David & Charles, 1997
(OCoLC)891837632
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian P Martin
ISBN: 0715303651 9780715303658
OCLC Number: 41274863
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: By royal appointment - Gwen Amis, publican of the Norfolk Broads; always taught to give - Edith Windibank, pillar of the church and Women's Institute of Hampshire and Sussex; game for anything - Doris Winchester, gamekeeper's wife of Sussex, Essex and Berkshire; backwoods education - Mary Dowlman and Mary Dollin, gamekeepers' daughters of Lincolnshire, Hampshire and Dorset; a very determined lady - Jeanne Robinson, farmer of coastal Essex; storybook life - Olive Markham, writer, smallholder and rights campaigner of Sussex; hops without beer - Mildred Cooper, hop farmer of Worcestershire; soaked, frozen and scorched - Irene Conley, Margaret Hudson and Mary Kingswood, hop pickers of Surrey, Worcestershire and Kent; blood, sweat and tears - Peggy Spreadbury, farmworker and village stalwart of Hampshire; the egg lady - Agnes Jones of Herefordshire; always there - Heather Wood, shepherdess of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire; from steam engines to jet engines - Lady Dorothy Longley, record-breaking diarist of Surrey and Sussex; unsung heroines - Mary Shelton, Peggy Simpkins, Patricia Hodder and Joan Abbot, land girls of Somerset, Wiltshire, Kent, Dorset, Sussex, Surrey and Essex; on Irish farms - Helen Copethorn, Evelyn Rea, Lena Hughes, Margaret Bedford and Josephine Silcock of Cork, Fermanagh, Westmeath, Tipperary and Kerry; beyond living memory.
Other Titles: Old countrywomen
Responsibility: Brian P. Martin.

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