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Akenfield

Ronald Blythe

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In this rich, rare book—which John Updike called exquisite—forty-nine men and women—from a blacksmith and a bellringer to the local vet and a gravedigger—speak to us directly, in honest and evocative monologues, of their works and days in the ruralMoreIn this rich, rare book—which John Updike called exquisite—forty-nine men and women—from a blacksmith and a bellringer to the local vet and a gravedigger—speak to us directly, in honest and evocative monologues, of their works and days in the rural country of Suffolk. Composed in the late 1960s Blythes volume paints a vivd picture of a community in which the vast changes of the twentieth century are matched by deep continuities of history, tradition, and nature.