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Fernland Chronicle by Sybil Marshall

Fernland Chronicle by Sybil Marshall

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Fernland Chronicle

Recollections of William Henry and Kate Mary Edwards collected and edited by their daughter

by Sybil Marshall

drawings by Ewart Oakshott

Cambridge, 1967, [First Edition], black and white illustrations in text, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, front endpaper removed, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping and creasing, closed tears and re-enforced with tape to reverse dustjacket (see photographs)

“Mrs Marshall is well known as the author of An Experiment in Education.  One of her strengths of the book was her sense of belonging to her own region.  Now she explores the sources of that strength.  Here she transcribes the recollections of her parents in their own dialect.
William Henry Edwards, her father, died in 1940, at the age of eighty.  Mrs Edwards is still alive.  Between them the Edwardses look back on a hundred years of life in the Fens.  They speak their own direct and vigorous way, richly figurative and often sardonically humorous, of the people and times they have known.  The Fens are still markedly different from other parts of England, less accessible, les spoilt, and a little daunting to the outsider.”

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