The Adrian Bell Trilogy: Corduroy, Silver Ley & The Cherry Tree
Adrian Bell, Corduroy ,Plain Foxed Edition - Slightly Foxed
No. 30 Adrian Bell, Silver Ley
No. 38, Adrian Bell, The Cherry Tree
  • Producer: Smith Settle
  • Genre: Memoir
  • Binding: Cloth hardback
  • Trimmings: Coloured endpapers; silk ribbon, head- & tailband; gold blocking to spine
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The Adrian Bell Trilogy: Corduroy, Silver Ley & The Cherry Tree

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Buy all three volumes of The Adrian Bell Trilogy together for a small discount.

Plain Foxed Edition • Adrian Bell, Corduroy

When Adrian Bell left London in 1920 to learn agriculture on a Suffolk farm, like many townies he assumed at first that the locals were somewhat simple. But soon his own ignorance and inability to do the most basic physical tasks taught him a new respect. He grew to love the land, and Corduroy is filled with precise and poetic descriptions of the countryside and of farming life. Not merely a period piece, it captures what is unchanging about the lives of those who live from, rather than simply on, the land.

SFE No. 30 • Adrian Bell, Silver Ley

In this captivating sequel to Corduroy Adrian Bell describes the hardships and happiness of setting up on his own farm. The story opens in 1921 as Bell wakes, full of hope, to start his new life at Silver Ley. This second book in Bell’s farming trilogy is a quietly observed and unsentimental picture of a rural world and a way of life which was even then fading.

SFE No. 38 • Adrian Bell, The Cherry Tree

In this final volume of his trilogy Bell makes a happy marriage and settles down with his wife Nora on their own small farm. But behind this cheerful picture lurks the shadow of the growing agricultural depression and the passing of an old rural order, which Bell, with his poet’s eye and farmer’s knowledge, records in poignant detail.

‘Some of the most poetic yet down-to-earth accounts ever written of life in the English countryside’ Hazel Wood



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From the Farmhouse Window

The middle volume of Adrian Bell’s inter-war farming trilogy, Silver Ley (1931), is, in its quiet, unassuming way, the most poignant memoir I think I have ever read. Picking up where his first book...

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Ploughing On

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‘Quite simply a delight . . .’

‘Dear Slightly Foxed, I look both Ms Mantel and Mr Bell away with me. I wasn’t sure how I’d get on with Giving up the Ghost but I found her view on memory very interesting. How right she is too...

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‘One of those books which is about nothing and yet everything . . .’

‘I wanted to thank you for introducing us to Adrian Bell, who both my husband and I have really enjoyed. I did not think I would at all, in fact out of all your editions I thought his sounded like...

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‘A magical description of a vanished time . . .’

‘I just wanted to tell you all how very much I have enjoyed Adrian Bell’s Corduroy.  It is a magical description of a vanished time, very evocative in so many ways and has kept me engrossed far...

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‘Blessings for being a bright spot in my life . . .’

‘I have just finished devouring Corduroy and Silver Ley and am hoping that you will publish the third book in the trilogy. My husband is a farmer in a small way (they’re all small in New England)...

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