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All Around the Year

ISBN: 9781915068224
Author(s): Michael Morpurgo
Format: paperback
Year published: 2023
Publisher: Little Toller Books
Publisher Location: Dorset
Total Pages: 250
Illustrations: Illustrated with black and white photographs by James Ravilious

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Originally published in 1979, All Around the Year is a diary following a year at Parsonage Farm, a mixed farm in Devon, close to Dartmoor. The book documented a way of life unchanged for centuries, but which was already remote to most people. In All Around the Year, Morpurgo revealed the daily hardships and rewards of such a life. The accompanying poems were written by Ted Hughes as diary accounts of events on his own farm, not far from Iddesleigh. When Michael and Clare were putting together All Around the Year, they seemed a natural fit with the text and photographs. The book is illustrated with the photographs of James Ravilious from the Beaford Archive. The book has a new introduction by the prize-winning author Katherine Rundell.

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