This book takes a retrospective look at farming life within living memory, celebrating a quintessential rural existence. It is not only warm and nostalgic, but also honest about the hardships of life and the great changes the countryside has been in the last 100 years. It is peppered with personal stories and recollections, and illustrated with a treasury of old photographs, from unpublished collections.
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Valerie Porter's previous books have covered a broad range of countryside topics, and several have been on the subject of rare livestock breeds. She spent her childhood in the wilds of deepest rural Wiltshire and most of her adult life up rough farm tracks in West Sussex, where she still lives.
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