The Cherry Tree was first published in 1932, being the final volume in Adrian Bell's classic rural trilogy. The first two volumes are Corduroy and Silver Ley. In The Cherry Tree the author describes further farming experiences, his marriage, and becoming habituated to country life. Taken together these three volumes have been described 'as the classic account of a twentieth-century Englishman's conversion to rural life'.
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Adrian Bell (1901-1980) was born in Lancashire, grew up in London, and was educated at Uppingham School which he hated. His father, news editor of the Observer, was a republican and a socialist and had no truck with university education. His son was to do something useful; in 1920 he went to East Anglia to work as a farm apprentice. He subsequently became a farmer himself. These experiences provide the material for his famous rural trilogy, Corduroy, Silver Ley and The Cherry Tree. In total he wrote over twenty-five books, he also set the first Times in 1930 and continued to devise crosswords for the paper for the next thirty years.
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Book Description Hutchinson Library Services, London, 1974. Laminated Boards. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Thus. One of the trilogy of books by Adrian Bell set in rural Suffolk. Library stamp to title page, which has 2" tear to inner edge. Fep has been removed, presumably to extract date stamp label. DJ, which has colour illustration of a horse grazing in an orchard, has been laminated onto binding to form cover. Spine and corners bumped, page edges a little grubby, otherwise good copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 001028
Book Description Hutchinson, 1974. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Thus. 1974 1st Thus, Clean Fine book, Jacket is price clipped, has 1/2" tear at edge, light edgewear, still bright and shiny Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 023498
Book Description Hutchinson, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. VERY UNCOMMON 1974 Hutchinson hardcover with dustjacket, published in the UK. APPEARS UNREAD. Bright, unmarked pages and firm binding. Jacket shows minor shelf rubbing and minor edge wear only (no tears). This is NOT an ex-library book. This remains a very good, sturdy, clean copy of a very hard-to-find volume!. Bookseller Inventory # 4388f