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LIFTING THE LATCH

Synopsis

For eighty years Mont Abbott lived and worked on the land in rural Oxfordshire. In this memoir, related over a period of two years to author Sheila Stewart, he ‘lifts the latch’ and takes us into a forgotten world of roly-poly puddings and street fairs. He also describes the lost skills of carting and shepherding, the joys of singing in the church choir, and the privilege of being part of a loyal rural community.