BLYTHE, Ronald. Akenfield. London: Folio Society, 2002.

Hardback in a slipcase. Condition: fine. Quarter cloth bound, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist, Peter Bailey. Ilustrated throughout.


Ronald Blythe



Akenfield Synopsis

In Akenfield, forty-nine men and women, from a blacksmith and a bell ringer to the local vet and a gravedigger, speak to us directly, in honest and evocative monologues, of their works and days in the rural country of Suffolk. Composed in the late 1960s, Blythe’s volume paints a vivid picture of a community in which the vast changes of the twentieth century are matched by deep continuities of history, tradition, and nature.

About Ronald Blythe

Ronald George Blythe (6 November 1922 – 14 January 2023) was a British writer, essayist and editor, best known for his work Akenfield (1969), an account of agricultural life in Suffolk from the turn of the century to the 1960s.

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Ronald Blythe


Hardback in slipcase


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