The Rabbit Skin Cap

The Rabbit Skin Cap

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Childhood memories of life and adventures in rural England in early 1900s; a classic.

The Rabbit Skin Cap

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Many people say, “Why is this book called The Rabbit Skin Cap?” because if you wish to read it as it is meant to be read you must put the Rabbit Skin Cap on your own head, just as the hero did before he went adventuring down the long meadow by the river on that summer day more than seventy years ago. You must read the story with the eyes of the boy who wore it – who looked forth on a rural England which is not as our England is.

You must suffer his apprehensions and despairs, his terrors and excitements, go hungry with him, laugh at country jokes which are not your jokes, have patience with the tales of those who lived a life far different to anything you have imagined. You must feel the cut of the leather strap as he crouched naked against the wall in the little bedroom with the window looking on to the river, the sting of the cane on his palm because he would write in school with his left hand. So it will become an enchanted cap.

It will show you that which always escapes us – try as we will to remember – the mind of a child. Here you will find it, set forth with meticulous detail and simple approach. It will show you – incident by incident - an England which has gone and will never come again, a picture of boyhood and youth lived within a mile radius yet not lacking in incident and adventure.

Softcover, 258pgs, illustrated. Acceptable, pages tanned. 195mm x 260mm

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Short Description Childhood memories of life and adventures in rural England in early 1900s; a classic.
Weight (g) 270.0000
Author George Baldry
Publisher The Boydell Press
Date Published 1984
ISBN 0 85115 226 0
Size 197mm x 118mm

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