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REDUCED The Wrong Side of the Track: The Heart-Warming, Tragic and at Times Hilarious Tales of a Somerset Family
Trish Jennings

REDUCED The Wrong Side of the Track: The Heart-Warming, Tragic and at Times Hilarious Tales of a Somerset Family

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This is the story of a Somerset Family and indeed rural Somerset life going back to the early part of the Nineteenth Century. How that family came to be in Somerset, how they endured tragedy elsewhere and how they coped with changing times is all beautifully recounted, not just from available present day research, but uniquely told in the words of one who was involved. How fortunate this account was recorded whilst the opportunity was still available. There are wonderful stories of life in a Somerset village, the characters, the simple yet satisfying amusements available to village folk and indeed the peculiarities of the individuals themselves.

Nothing is ignored, family life, morality, customs and behaviour, all are laid bare in this unique account. Railways played an important part in this story and accordingly sections of the erstwhile, 'Somerset & Dorset', 'East & West Junction' and 'West Somerset' all feature.

Everyone remembers great men such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but those like James Jennings, whose labour it was constructed the railways are largely forgotten. Much may have been written of village life before, although seldom has just one family come under the spotlight as here. This book is a reminder of their existence and of the huge contribution they made towards this country's prosperity. Told in a delightful style it is a book that once started will be difficult to put down.

Softback, 120 pages, black & white and colour photographs

REDUCED - Some wear to cover

ISBN: 9781906419196

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