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Sweetstone

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The pattern of farming in Devon is changing, and many of the traditional farm skills?such as hand-turning butter and making a mangold ?cave??are disappearing. Over a twelve-year period, Jacqueline Sarsby regularly visited two brothers and a sister and their elderly mother who farmed near Blackawton in South Devon, talking to them and taking photographs of their daily activities and village life. Sweetstone, A Farm in the South Hams is the result: a beautiful photographic record and intimate picture of a vanishing way of life. The family keeps local breeds of cattle and sheep, and has resisted the move to more intensive farming. They recall traditional ways of farming which often involved hard and heavy work, but which were less isolating than the lonely field-work of the modern farmer, and often less harmful to the land and to the people who worked it. More than 80 beautiful and atmospheric black and white photographs are complemented by insightful text, creating a fascinating portrait of family life on the farm as it used to be. Signed by author Jacqueline Sarsby, without dedication. Some light marks to the dust jacket. Small stain to front end paper, and remnant of owner's sticker. Otherwise in excellent condition with clean, fresh pages. Lots of wonderful photographs, a beautiful book.

Item details

Author(s):
Jacqueline Sarsby
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004, 1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1903998441
ISBN-13:
9781903998441
Number of pages:
112
Publisher:
Green

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The pattern of farming in Devon is changing, and many of the traditional farm skills?such as hand-turning butter and making a mangold ?cave??are disappearing. Over a twelve-year period, Jacqueline Sarsby regularly visited two brothers and a sister and their elderly mother who farmed near Blackawton in South Devon, talking to them and taking photographs of their daily activities and village life. Sweetstone, A Farm in the South Hams is the result: a beautiful photographic record and intimate picture of a vanishing way of life. The family keeps local breeds of cattle and sheep, and has resisted the move to more intensive farming. They recall traditional ways of farming which often involved hard and heavy work, but which were less isolating than the lonely field-work of the modern farmer, and often less harmful to the land and to the people who worked it. More than 80 beautiful and atmospheric black and white photographs are complemented by insightful text, creating a fascinating portrait of family life on the farm as it used to be. Signed by author Jacqueline Sarsby, without dedication. Some light marks to the dust jacket. Small stain to front end paper, and remnant of owner's sticker. Otherwise in excellent condition with clean, fresh pages. Lots of wonderful photographs, a beautiful book.

Author(s):
Jacqueline Sarsby
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2004, 1st edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1903998441
ISBN-13:
9781903998441
Number of pages:
112
Publisher:
Green

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