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George Bourne's Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer PDF

By George Bourne

No assessment can higher describe this e-book than that of George Orwell, writer of Animal Farm and Nineteen-Eighty-Four. Orwell wrote the next in his diary, November, 1944: each person has an inventory of books which he's 'always desiring to read', and occasionally one will get around to interpreting one in all them. one who i lately crossed off my checklist was once George Bourne's Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer...It is a real tale, Bettesworth, the fellow it truly is approximately, was once now not fairly a normal labourer. He have been a farm employee, yet had turn into a jobbing gardener, and his relation with George Bourne used to be that of servant and grasp. however there's a few impressive element in it, and it supplies a real photograph of the harsh, sordid finish with which a life of heavy paintings at the land is usually rewarded. The booklet used to be written greater than thirty years in the past, yet issues haven't replaced essentially. instantly earlier than the battle, in my very own village in Hertfordshire, previous males have been finishing their days in a lot a similar naked distress as George Bourne describes.

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