Celia Miller (Editor)

RAIN AND RUIN - The Diary of an Oxfordshire Farmer, John Simpson Calvertt, 1875-1900


This is a fascinating record of life on the land in the late Victorian era. John Simpson Calvertt farmed at a time when a spate of bad harvests caused severe problems in the countryside. His diary reflects the harsh realities of the times while also reaching out beyond the locality to mention events of national and, occasionally, international significance. The book, published in 1983 by Alan Sutton, is in very condition, complete with dustwrapper. 285pp.


Offered by Anthony Singleton