One Fine Day: A Journey Through English Time

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A time-travelling, genealogical adventure, bringing pre-industrial, rural, eighteenth-century England vividly to life on the page. One day Ian Marchant decided, as all men of a certain age must, to have a dig around his family history. Surprisingly quickly, a web search informed him that his seven-times-great great-grandfather, Thomas Marchant, had left a detailed diary from 1714 to 1728. Diarist Thom - who liked a drink and a game of cards - feels recognisably Marchant to Ian. With immersive detail we learn about Thom's family farm and fishponds; about dung, horses and mud; about beer, the wife's nights out, his own job troubles and their shared worries for their children. But as Ian digs deeper beyond the Sussex diary's bucolic portrait he discovers a subtext - a family descended from immigrants, with anti-establishment politics, who are struggling with illness, political instability and cash crises - just as their country does three centuries on. 'A unique and exhilarating exploration of time and love ... elegiac, consistently funny, deeply moving.' Richard Beard, author of Sad Little Men

Product Details

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£12.99  £12.34
Publisher
September Publishing
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Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781914613555

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