Books: The Farmer's Friend or Wise Saws and Modern Instances: Mansfield
Editor for this issue: Justin Petro
Date: 04-Mar-2014 From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org> Subject: The Farmer's Friend or Wise Saws and Modern Instances: Mansfield E-mail this message to a friend
Title: The Farmer's Friend or Wise Saws and Modern Instances
Subtitle: Being a Collection of Country Sayings
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: W. S. Mansfield
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107629479 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 14.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107629479 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 22.99
Originally published in 1947, this book presents a selection of British rural sayings together with commentary on their meanings. The selections were drawn from many sources, although the majority were derived directly from farmers. Illustrations are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in country sayings, linguistics and British history.
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