Lifting the Latch
A Life on the Land : Based on the Life of Mont Abbott of Enstone, OxfordshireBook - 1987
In this extraordinary piece of social history, Sheila Stewart takes us into the life of Mont Abbott, who for nearly eighty years has lived and worked on the land near the parish of Enstone in Oxfordshire. Constructed from a series of taped conversations, Lifting the Latch is a record of the joys of a country life that no longer exists and of the memorable cast of characters who took part in it, as well as a document that paints a grimmer picture of personal tragedy and rural hardship before the existence of the welfare state.
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
Branch Call Number: DA690.E5 S74 1987
Characteristics: xi, 192 p. : ill. ; 23 cm