A fascinating record of life on the land in the late Victorian era. John Simpson Calvertt farmed at a time when a spate of bad harvests caused severe problems in the countryside. His diary reflects the harsh realities of the times while also reaching out beyond the locality to mention events of national &, occasionally, international significance. This is a vivid, first hand portrait of life in the Victorian countryside with it’s trials & Tribulations & occasional triumphs.
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