This work offers a compilation of the most fascinating unusual and entertaining material from "The Countryman" magazine's long and prestigious history. Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2007, the magazine has always reflected what is happening in the countryside - the good and the bad, the nostalgic and the current - and embraced a wide range of social strata and attitudes. With contributions from J.B. Priestley (author), Spike Milligan (comic/author), Robin Page (columnist and broadcaster) and many others, "Words from the Countryman" is a wonderful source of social history, containing everything from hard fact to quirkiness and wry humour.
Valerie Porter is a respected rural historian and author of 40 books on country matters. She is the best-selling author of Yesterday's Countryside and Yesterday's Farm for D&C. In 1987 she produced a compilation of the best of The Field magazine for Pelham Books. Valerie lives in Liphook, Hampshire.