By Ronald Blythe

When in 1947 the younger author Ronald Blythe first visited Bottengoms Farm at the Essex-Suffolk border, the traditional residence of the artists John and Christine Nash, he couldn't have guessed that this could in time turn into his own residence and the centre of the writing existence. It used to be to carry him status with booklet of his research of rural existence, Akenfield (1969), now a Penguin glossy vintage. The outdated farm nestled in a valley, in a panorama little replaced because the center a long time, instantly surrounded via a richly stocked backyard created via the Nashes from the flinty fields. From his present viewpoint, Blythe seems to be again with affection to the friendships with artists, writers, farmers, gardeners and acquaintances that have been to complement his existence. At the Yeoman’s House isn't in simple terms a spellbinding fragment of autobiography, but in addition a desirable photo of the heritage, topography, botany and folk-lore of a pretty nook of britain made recognized within the work of John Constable and during Blythe’s personal enthralling books.

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