Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay
A beautiful new edition of a classic book about English rural life.
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Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay is a vivid portrait of the rural past of Blaxhall, a remote Suffolk village, in the time before mechanization changed the entire nature of farming, the landscape and rural life for good. In the 1950s, George Ewart Evans sought out those who could recall the nineteenth-century customs, crafts, dialects, tools, smugglers’ tales and rural beliefs which had endured from the time of Chaucer, and created this fascinating picture of a now vanished world.
Astonishing . . . Places Ewart Evans alongside Cecil Sharp as a founding father of the folklorist movement.
Original, arresting and always human . . . The book is a mine of information, but this is offered so unpretentiously that it reads as easily as a quiet book of memoirs.
Our wisest and most knowledgeable English folklorist.
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