Monthly Archives: August 2015

OOPS!!! RETRACTION

Apologies from Sam: Please ignore the gobbled-gook part blog on Shakespeare which I accidentally published yesterday, Sunday 3o August, about midday. Somehow, while biting deep into a very hot  toasted cheese sandwich, I accidently hit the publish button instead of … Continue reading

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Sheila Stewart’s works as Local History, further continued…

Comparisons Sheila Stewart is different to George Sturt and George Ewart Evans and Flora Thompson. Stewart’s books are not autobiographical or biographical, and not socio-historical reportage or accounts of her observations. Rather, each of her works is a single subject’s … Continue reading

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A further continuation of Sheila Stewart’s works as Local History

Flora Thompson Flora Thompson’s semi-autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford is a part-lyrical part-documentary work of social history and agricultural portraiture. In the trilogy, written years after the events, Thompson details her recollections of the daily lives and the domestic interiors … Continue reading

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Sheila Stewart’s works as Local History, continuation…

George Ewart Evans George Ewart Evans writes about the rural community in Suffolk where he lived. Evans includes himself in his works of oral history testimony to describe and explain old customs and farming ways, and traditional rural village life. … Continue reading

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Sheila Stewart’s works as Local History

In a blog I posted on 6 May this year, I mentioned that the Oxfordshire writer, Flora Thompson was one of three writers worth considering as a context for Stewart’s work in local history: the other two writers being George Sturt from Surrey, and … Continue reading

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