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In the mid-1970s, the author, Sydney Higgins, was living in rural Suffolk where he became friends with local old men and women and spent hours listening to their songs and their fascinating accounts of their lives and experiences. At the funeral of one of these elderly friends, he realised that his memories off the previous eighty years and the story of his life had died ...more
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Published November 8th 2013 by Createspace
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Jun 20, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it
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I received this book for free in a Goodreads giveaway. It's a lovely book containing interviews and stories from a selection of men and women who lived in Suffolk (UK) in the early part of the 20th century. The interviewees are traditional working class people - farm labourers, blacksmiths, thatchers for example - and it's very interesting to read about the lives they used to live. I was particularly interested in the servants stories as they date from the time that my Granny was doing the same ...more
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May 08, 2014 David Richardson rated it really liked it
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I received this book for free from the Goodreads first-read giveaway. This is a short book of rather interesting stories about life in Suffolk, UK in the early 1900's. When I entered the giveaway I thought it was going to be about Suffolk, Virginia. Not the most exciting book I have read, but I agree with the author about the importance preserving stories of the way life was in the past. The dialect is a little tough at first but I got past that pretty quickly.
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Sydney Higgins has been a successful writer and educationalist for many years. When Cassell published his early books, the managing director insisted his name should be modified to 'D.S. Higgins' because, he said, 'Sydney Higgins' sounded common. The first book to be published under that name 'Sydney Higgins' was 'The Benn Inheritance - The Story of a Radical Family'. After that,
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