The Horse in the Furrow by George Ewart Evans

The Horse in the Furrow

byGeorge Ewart Evans

Kobo ebook | November 15, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info

$25.69 online 
$32.05 list price save 19%

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

The Suffolk Punch - that sturdy, compact draft horse of noble ancestry - was, until mechanisation, the powerhouse of the East Anglian farming community. In The Horse in the Furrow (1960), renowned social historian George Ewart Evans explores this potent symbol of a bygone era, and the complex network - farmer, horseman, groom, smith, harness-maker and tailor - which surrounded it.

Evans charts a fascinating course, demonstrating the connectedness of husbandry, custom and dialect, and arguing for an organic, inclusive study of these aspects of rural life. In particular, the section on folklore sheds light on some of the most obscure practices, with the Punch standing proudly at its centre.

With beautiful illustrations by Charles Tunnicliffe, The Horse in the Furrow is an engaging and subtle portrait of an animal at the heart of its community

Title:The Horse in the FurrowFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:Faber & FaberLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN:9990009403562

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews