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Seasons of My Life by Hannah Hauxwell
  

Seasons of My Life

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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!

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Seasons of My Life by Hannah Hauxwell

Hannah Hauxwell first came to the nation's attention on Yorkshire television's award-winning documentary TOO LONG A WINTER, when she captured the hearts and imaginations of millions who were captivated by her ability to single-handedly run her family's farm in an isolated area in Yorkshire. Since the age of 35, following the deaths of her parents and uncle, she lived a self-sufficient life without electricity or running water at Low Birk Hatt Farm. What most enchanted people about Hannah was that she survived sixty years of gruelling work and weather with unimpaired serenity and good humour. Her love of the countryside, her passion for animals and her appreciation of the right values make Hannah a remarkable woman and in this classic book she tells her unique and inspiring story.

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When Hannah Hauxwell speaks, people listen. She possesses a quality which cannot properly be defined. -- David Whetstone * The Journal (Newcastle) *


About the Author

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.

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Publication date

29th March 2012

Author

Hannah Hauxwell

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Books of the Month
The Real World
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Autobiography: general

ISBN

9781409136231

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