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Muck But No Money: Humorous Tales from a Cumbrian Farm

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"In these highly entertaining stories, Joyce Wilson draws on her own memories of growing up as a Cumbrian farmer's daughter to describe a way of life now vanished forever. With humour and affection, she takes us back to a time of horse-drawn ploughs, hand-milking, noisy auctions, and simple pleasures like going rabbiting, playing dominoes in the local pub, and smelling a good bit of home-cured bacon sizzling in the pan. The star of the show is undoubtedly Jackson Strong, husband, father and farmer, who manages to survive to all the ups and downs of the Depression, the war years and the arrival of new technology - thanks to a healthy mixture of Cumbrian wit, charm, cussedness and sheer nerve. Through Joyce Wilson's colourful stories we can reveal in his successes, shake our heads at his pig-headed obstinacy, and chuckle at his outrageous talent for pulling the woll over people's eyes."

Book in very good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Wilson, J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
191
Publisher:
Ellenbank Press

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"In these highly entertaining stories, Joyce Wilson draws on her own memories of growing up as a Cumbrian farmer's daughter to describe a way of life now vanished forever. With humour and affection, she takes us back to a time of horse-drawn ploughs, hand-milking, noisy auctions, and simple pleasures like going rabbiting, playing dominoes in the local pub, and smelling a good bit of home-cured bacon sizzling in the pan. The star of the show is undoubtedly Jackson Strong, husband, father and farmer, who manages to survive to all the ups and downs of the Depression, the war years and the arrival of new technology - thanks to a healthy mixture of Cumbrian wit, charm, cussedness and sheer nerve. Through Joyce Wilson's colourful stories we can reveal in his successes, shake our heads at his pig-headed obstinacy, and chuckle at his outrageous talent for pulling the woll over people's eyes."

Book in very good condition.

Author(s):
Wilson, J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1993
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
191
Publisher:
Ellenbank Press

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