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That Boy and His Dog

In the Shadow of Hergest Ridge

ByBob Jenkins

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Born in rural Herefordshire in 1931, Robert Jenkins grants us a memoir of a vanished childhood. A series of fascinating vignettes and anecdotes, skilfully strung together, convey with candour and hu-mour the spirit of a bygone era, seen through the eyes of a child as he grows into a man. His love of the natural world is unsentimental, indisputable and honest. He paints a picture of rural life in the ‘30s and ‘40s as warm and intimate as Laurie Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’ does for an earlier epoch. Through his anecdotes, poems, drawings and photographs, Jenkins introduces us to the wild creatures of land and water, domestic animals of farm and home, human comrades young and old, the railway, Kington Camp hospital and the idyllic Hereford-shire landscape of the River Arrow, Rushock Hill and the land around Hergest Ridge. Besides the military historian, the fisherman, poacher and railway historian too will all find much to absorb. This Second Edition is expanded with significant new material.

Details

Publication Date
May 4, 2023
Language
English
ISBN
9781447669784
Category
Biographies & Memoirs
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Bob Jenkins

Specifications

Pages
184
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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