A Ram in the Well by June Knox-Mawer
A Welsh Homecoming

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BBC Radio 4's "Book of the Week". The brochure proclaimed "Access is Difficult but Views are Panoramic" but it was here that June Knox-Mawer and her husband set about replanting their roots, halfway up a Denbighshire mountainside, in a crumbling cottage. June recounts their many unexpected hazards - a ram in the well, bees in the bedroom and an owl delivered by the postman - as well as the delightful characters who became their friends. There was the gloriously eccentric Philip Yorke, the last squire of Erddigg, who would summons her to share Chinese take-away in the ramshackle servants' hall, and the 90-year-old matriarch of the valley who would confide her gossip of chapel scandals and courtship rituals. "A rare gift for the evocative description of scenes and atmosphere" COUNTRY LIFE "Character after character dances across the Welsh landscape" DAILY MAIL.
 

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Published January 1, 1980 by Sutton Publishing Ltd. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction