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Hannah Hauxwell was born in 1926. She has lived her whole life in the Dales and was the focus of the award-winning documentary TOO LONG A WINTER.
April 2012 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. The classic and much-loved memoir by Hannah Hauxwell about life in remote Yorkshire in the 1970s. Seasons of My Life is an enduring and affectionate look at rural life in a world where everything is changing. Louise Weir from Lovereading on her time with Hannah... Hannah Hauxwell was a truly remarkable woman who for years and years lived deep in the Dales with just her animals for company living a incredibly hard existence with no electricity. In the 1980s she was discovered and some of you may well remember her being introduced to the outside world for the first time. She visited London and she even went on a Grand Tour of Europe complete with TV cameras. I certainly remember her as I worked in the publishing house that first published her memoir Seasons of My Life back in 1989 and I was lucky enough to take Hannah on tour around the UK. She was an intensely private person but incredibly well read and talked animatedly about her extraordinary life and lifestyle. My time with her was certainly one of the most memorable author tours for me and I’m thrilled to see this new edition of her memoir being published now for a new generation of readers to enjoy. It is staggering to think that less than 25 years ago Hannah was living a hand to mouth existence with her livestock on an income of just £280 a year. If you remember Hannah then do pass on her story of rural life not so very long ago!