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by Richard Benson

eBook Farm : The Story of One Family and the English Countryside download ISBN: 0241142229
Author: Richard Benson
Publisher: Gardners Books (April 30, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 240
ePub: 1118 kb
Fb2: 1483 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Biography

Richard Benson was never cut out for the family farm. As a person who grew up on a Midwestern US farm, this book was especially touching in its description of an English family farm; the land, its inhabitants and the animals nurtured by them. Richard Benson gets it right.

Richard Benson was never cut out for the family farm.

Richard Benson's "The Farm" was the only book that I purchased that da. Sobering story of the demise of the farming community in this country. Written by one of two brothers, the elder continuing with parents and farm, the other leaving for the city and a completely different life.

Richard Benson's "The Farm" was the only book that I purchased that day. I was instantly intrigued by the photo on the cover, possibly because I have similar photos from my own childhood growing up on a farm. T I recently stumbled across this book in a unique second hand book shop called Leakey's in Inverness. Valuable in that the elder is a complete realist as to the situation, whereas the writer and younger, still sees farms in the way that many of us do.

When Richard Benson was growing up he felt like 'the village idiot with O'levels' .

When Richard Benson was growing up he felt like 'the village idiot with O'levels' - glowing school reports aren't much help when you're trying to help a sow give birth, or drive a power harrow in a straight line without getting half the hedgerow stuck in the tines. He left Yorkshire to work as a journalist in London, but returned when his dad called with the news that they were going to have to sell the family farm, and, in so doing, leave the home and livelihood that the Bensons had worked for generations.

Richard Benson's parents had a small mixed farm in the Yorkshire Wolds, but at the behest of the government and their bank they switched to specialising in pigs. It was a success at first, but then the pig market, dominated by giant supermarkets and cheap imports, went against them and eventually they were losing between £10 and £13 for every pig they sold

ISBN13:9780241142226.

ISBN13:9780241142226. Release Date:April 2005. Publisher:Gardners Books. 90 lbs. Dimensions:8. Agricultural Sciences Biographies Fiction Literary Literature & Fiction Science & Math.

When Richard Benson was growing up he felt like 'the village idiot with O'levels' - glowing school reports aren't much help when you're trying to help a sow give birth, or drive a power harrow in a straight line without getting half the hedgerow stuck in the tines

When Richard Benson was growing up he felt like 'the village idiot with O'levels' - glowing school reports aren't much help when you're trying to help a sow give birth, or drive a power harrow in a straight line without getting half the hedgerow stuck in the tines.

Short-Listed for British Book Awards: Best Read of the Year 2006 and Guardian First Book Award 2005.

Country of Publication. Short-Listed for British Book Awards: Best Read of the Year 2006 and Guardian First Book Award 2005.

Penguin Books Ltd. Publication Date. When Richard Benson was growing up he felt like 'the village idiot with O'levels' - glowing school reports aren't much help when you're trying to help a sow give birth, or drive a power harrow in a straight line without getting half the hedgerow stuck in the tines. 240. We’re Always Here To Help. Reach out to us through any of these support channels.

The family had owned New House Farm since 1925. Richard Benson is the author of The Farm: The Story of One Family and the English Countryside. When Catherine and her two sisters were growing up there in the 70s and 80s, the farm was full of local relatives and eccentric friends such as Fred the Dead, a much-loved, if unpleasant-smelling, knacker man. The girls’ childhoods were mostly outdoorsy and idyllic, though less taken up with romping through meadows than staging barnyard versions of Miss World competitions and fashion shows. When I Had a Little Sister: The Story of a Farming Family Who Never Spoke by Catherine Simpson is published by 4th Estate (£14.

Find nearly any book by RICHARD BENSON. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Farm: The Story of One Family and the English Countryside: ISBN 9780241142226 (978-0-241-14222-6) Hardcover, Gardners Books, 2005. The Farm: ISBN 9780753136355 (978-0-7531-3635-5) Isis Audio Books, 2006. The Middle Class Handbook: An Illustrated Field Guide to the Changing Behaviour and Taste's of Britain's New Middle Class Tribe.

Comments: (3)
Shaktizragore
A beautifully written, elegiac collection of essays about what it means to love and to leave a deeply imprinted way of life.

As a person who grew up on a Midwestern US farm, this book was especially touching in its description of an English family farm; the land, its inhabitants and the animals nurtured by them.

Richard Benson gets it right.
Kanek
thankyou I all ready have
Wal
Well written story of the current state of the small farmer.