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Betty Felton's father was a newsagent in Mill Hill, but her eldest brother had moved to a Derbyshire farm and had married Meg, the farmer's daughter, immediately before he was shipped to the Western Front. Betty saw no joy in suburban life; her brother's tales of his farming experiences had fired her girlish imagination, for it all sounded glamorous and dramatic. In 1918, beset by domestic affliction and war-time difficulties, Meg invited her sixteen-year-old sister-in-law to join her as companion. Betty accepted eagerly and travelled to Oakleigh with high hopes.
The actuality was different from her imaginings; farming was more complex and more demanding than she had thought.
Price clipped; owner inscription to title page, slight browning to page edges, otherwise attractive book.
This tender story is a delightful aside in the saga of Oakleigh Farm.
- Layberry, L. G. J. (Layton George Joseph)
- Used: very good
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