Akenfield – Portrait of an English Village

Akenfield – Portrait of an English Village by Ronald Blythe http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akenfield-Portrait-English-Twentieth-Classics/dp/0141181168     was published in 1999 and is a classic oral history study of an English village.  The interviews were done 30 years earlier in a small Suffolk village and examines all aspects of the lives of the people who lived there.  In 2009 Lynn Abrams wrote an essay looking at the contribution this book has made to oral history.  Read her essay here

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