Amaryllis at the Fair
  • Amaryllis at the Fair
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This edition of Amaryllis at the Fair, with an introduction by Carolyn Clarke, was published on 6 November 2009 (originally published in 1887 – the year of Richard Jefferies' premature death from tuberculosis.)

There is a strong auto-biographical element portrayed in the scenes of country life set at Jefferies birth-place and home at Coate – a small dairy farm in north Wiltshire. The characters in the book are, in part, portraits of himself, his family or acquaintances.
The story begins with young  Amaryllis excited at finding the first daffodil in bloom in the garden of Coombe Oaks farm. She interrupts her father, busy planting his favourite potatoes –“forty-folds” – to admire the flower. She enthuses:           “Only think, to open in all this wind, and so cold—isnt it beautiful? Its much more beautiful than the flowers that come in the summer.”         
Front cover image from an illustration by F D Bedford, (London: Duckworth & Co., 1906.)
Amaryllis at the Fair
Published by Petton Books
ISBN:  978-0-9522813-9-9

UK postage only. 

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