crooked scythe an anthology of oral history by George Ewart Evans

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .

Written in English

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  • Great Britain,
  • Great Britain.


  • Oral tradition -- Great Britain.,
  • Working class -- Great Britain.,
  • Country life -- Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-202).

Book details

StatementGeorge Ewart Evans ; edited and with drawings by David Gentleman.
ContributionsGentleman, David.
LC ClassificationsDA566.4 .E83 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 202 p. :
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1202468M
ISBN 100571167004
LC Control Number94196285

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