These volumes comprise Bell's celebrated trilogy of novelized memoirs set in the West Suffolk countryside between the two World Wars. The lasting fascination of all three books lies in the contrast between the natural hopefulness of their young author and the economic hopelessness of the scene to which he has committed his life. "A fine and delightful achievement."--The Times (London)
Adrian Bell was a journalist on the Observer before becoming a farmer in East Anglia.
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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. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. MARGARET WETHERBEE(JACKET DESIGN) (illustrator). REPRINT. Hard cover with illustrated dust jacket. Moderate rubbing/peeling/creasing and small splits on DJ edges. Blue boards with gilt titles on board spine. Not price clipped. NB: front free endpaper(a blank page) has been removed. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. The second novel in the author's farming trilogy following 'Corduroy'. First published in 1931. Set in Suffolk during the 1920s. With a new(1974) introduction by the author. Location: TOR1 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 016258