One Fine Day – Ian Marchant

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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.

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Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 cm
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Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

Dewey

941.071 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K