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Return to Anglia: A Sequel to Reuben's Corner

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Title:Return to Anglia: A Sequel to Reuben's Corner
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.00)
Book ID:B009-3732
Publisher:Gollancz, London, 1986
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:Rene Eyre
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:As New
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
Gollancz, 1986, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition, Illustrated By: Rene Eyre

Steeple Bumpstead, Helions, Ashdon, Glemsford: these villages on the Suffolk border were the scenes of Spike Mays' childhood and portrayed in his wonder­ful book Reuben's Corner, which sold over 100,000 copies. Spike Mays began work as a bootboy and farm labourer, and at 15 joined the Army - the band of the Royal Dragoons ­ and left his native land. Now, over fifty years later, he has returned to settle in Steeple Bumpstead. Return to Anglia is both a magical evocation of the wonders and miseries of his East Anglian childhood and a joyful romp through those same villages today; the old thatchers, horse-keepers and farm labourers have mostly gone, but their tall stories in rich Suffolk dialect remain, as do recipes for home-made wines (said to make weak men strong, and strong men impossible), pork cheese and chitterlings, and rude rhymes. And there are new 'characters', such as the hunting vicar who wore jodhpurs under his cassock and PC Ken, practical joker and six foot four in his socks. And there are Horkey Suppers, Jubilee teas, and village fairs, where Jumping the Maidens and Welly Slinging are now the order of the day; there are the goings-on in The Red Lion, the antics of the Steeple Bumpstead Players, whist drives and the Bowling Club ... and hunt saboteurs in the church. All are recaptured with gusto in this delightful, witty book. And the message is clear: far from dying the English village is alive and well. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 207 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. brown cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.. Illustrator: Rene Eyre. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Genealogy & Local History; East Anglia; Suffolk; Essex; England; Farming & Rural Life. ISBN: 0575038403. ISBN/EAN: 9780575038400. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3732.
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