The Farm : The Story of One Family and the English Countryside

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It was like being the village idiot with O-levels. I jack-knifed trailers, got outwitted by even the dimmest animals and was dragged through a hedge backwards on a tractor ...' Richard Benson was never cut out for the family farm, but he returned from London when his dad had to sell up and found that their shared loss was part of a profound change in rural life. In the house after the sale, dad gave a heavy raspy sigh and sank against my mum. Everything seemed to freeze for a moment as the clock kept ticking ...'

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Richard Benson is a former editor of The Face and has written for many newspapers and magazines in the UK. This is his first book.

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"A meditation on the nature of love, work and family, happiness and belonging."

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