Blythe, Ronald

At the Yeoman’s House: Signed Limited Edition


Dimensions: 234 x 155mm
ISBN: 9781907587177
Pages: 128
Format: Signed Limited Edition; Cloth-bound; Rare

At the Yeoman’s House – signed limited edition

When in 1947 the young writer Ronald Blythe first visited Bottengoms Farm on the Essex-Suffolk border, the ancient house of the artists John and Christine Nash, he could not have guessed that this would in time become his own home and the centre of the writing life which was to bring him fame with publication of his classic study of rural life, Akenfield (1969). The old farm nestled in a valley, in a landscape little changed since the middle ages. Also immediately surrounded by a richly stocked garden created by the Nashes from the flinty fields. Now, in old age, Blythe looks back with affection to the friendships with artists, writers, farmers, gardeners and neighbours that were to enrich his life. At the Yeoman’s House is not merely a spellbinding fragment of autobiography, but also a fascinating picture of the history, topography, botany and folk-lore of a beautiful corner of England made famous in the paintings of John Constable and through Blythe’s own enchanting books.

This slipcased cloth-bound signed limited edition is our last remaining out-of-series copy.


Special signed editions are too valuable to send out via regular postage channels. We therefore use a courier to send them to you. We hope that you can appreciate why there will be an appropriate shipping charge to accommodate this.

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