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Golden Sheaves, Black Horses by Fred Archer (1974 1st Edition Hardback)


£10.00

Very good condition used 1974 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, London.
Author: Fred Archer.
ISBN: 0340191864.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 25mm d.

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Golden Sheaves, Black Horses by Fred Archer

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1974 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, London.
Author: Fred Archer.
ISBN: 0340191864.
Approx dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 25mm d.

Intact clean condition dust jacket with slight creasing, rubbing and signs of handling. Intact slightly faded DJ spine. Dust Jacket over very good condition blue cloth boards with gold title lettering to spine. 191 clean, slightly tanned pages of English text with some b&w photos and illustrations, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Golden Sheaves, Black Horses by Fred Archer:

Here are characters and events of Ashton-under-Hill and the countryside around it from 188o to the end of the century.

It is indeed amazing how one small region furnishes such a wealth of material, always with a genuine basis of fact: the death of a shepherd and his dog struck by lightning as they went to tend the flock on the hill, the coming of the first `iron horse’, the new mechanical reaper, the clearing of Bevington Waste for the cultivation of corn and apple and plum orchards, a marathon job of reclamation.

The people of this book and what they are achieving really matter. For, as Fred Archer writes in his Preface, `This part of England is not only renowned for the beauty of the countryside but for the quality of its characters. So I seem compelled to hark back to the time when the village parson kept a cow and a horse in his orchard, and the smell of the good earth and stable had not been polluted by diesel fumes . Come wind come weather, life went on.’