English Villagers de Valerie Porter

English Villages de Valerie Porter:
In this fascinating book Valerie Porter shows new insights into life in English villages in the Victorian, Edwardian and interwar years. She explores the past through contemporary photographs and accounts of villagers all over England: blacksmiths and shop-keepers, publicans and squires. It is a portrait of rural society in a time of tremendous social change, of courage and tenacity in the face of hunger and shortage and of new freedoms as the inhabitants of remote farms and hamlets came into contact with a wider world.