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The Resource Under the tump : sketches of real life on the Welsh Borders, Oliver Balch

Under the tump : sketches of real life on the Welsh Borders, Oliver Balch

Label
Under the tump : sketches of real life on the Welsh Borders
Title
Under the tump
Title remainder
sketches of real life on the Welsh Borders
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Balch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hay-on-Wye is world famous as the Town of Books. But when travel writer Oliver Balch moved there, it was not just the books he was keen to read, but the people too. After living in London and Buenos Aires, what will he make of this tiny, quirky town on the Welsh-English border? To help guide him, he turns to Francis Kilvert, a Victorian diarist who captured the bucolic rural life of his day. Does anything of Kilvert's world still exist? And could a newcomer ever feel they truly belong? With empathy and humour, Balch joins in the daily routines and lives of his fellow residents. What emerges is a captivating, personal picture of country life in the 21st century. Some things haven't altered for centuries, while others are changing at an alarming pace. Written with his trademark vivid, reportage style, Balch's journey sees him meet with a king and his courtiers, publicans, hippies, mayors, old widows and young farmers. In an increasingly mobile, urban world, Under the Tump is a timely, honest account of Balch's attempt to put down roots in a community not yet his own
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balch, Oliver
Dewey number
914.295
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • Hay (Wales)
  • Hay (Wales)
  • England
  • Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
Under the tump : sketches of real life on the Welsh Borders, Oliver Balch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I LOCALS -- 1.The Clyro Tour -- 2.The Rhydspence Inn -- 3.The Young Farmers -- pt. II INCOMERS -- 4.The Majestic Bus -- 5.The Thursday Market -- 6.The Festival Crowds -- 7.The Snail Chase
Control code
000057558061
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780571311958
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12719502
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)949755833
Label
Under the tump : sketches of real life on the Welsh Borders, Oliver Balch
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I LOCALS -- 1.The Clyro Tour -- 2.The Rhydspence Inn -- 3.The Young Farmers -- pt. II INCOMERS -- 4.The Majestic Bus -- 5.The Thursday Market -- 6.The Festival Crowds -- 7.The Snail Chase
Control code
000057558061
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780571311958
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP12719502
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)949755833

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