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Green Fields: A Journal of Country Life

by Stephen Rynne

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A journal of Irish country life. Before agriculture became a matter of filling in forms, of headage payments, subsidies and set-aside, there was farming. And no one wrote about the farming life with as much insight as Stephen Rynne. First published in 1938, Green fields summons up, with unrivalled insight into the changing tasks of the seasons, the rituals of tilling and setting, of harvest and market. From the naming of cattle to the choice of seed potatoes and apples, the details of rural life are recorded with the true countryman's eye, with humour and affection but without sentimentality.… (more)

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