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Discovering Somerset
and
Jarge Balsh

byW. Marchant Jones

TALKING BOOK

Read by
Barry Paine

A rest-cure in rural Somerset, far away from the stress of 1920s London, was what the doctor ordered. Instead, our hero finds himself precipitated into the hectic social and working life of the little Mendip village of 'Springfield'.

After his initial encounter with Jarge Balsh and the almost impenetrable local dialect, there follows a dramatic introduction to the hazards of rustic travel and a sleepless night on the farm. Eventually he resigns himself to the 'delights' of village life and gradually becomes accepted into the community.

Written by William Marchant Jones, a well-known figure in Coleford (near Frome), this hilarious yarn is a delightful portrait of the life of the village &emdash; and of its inhabitants, some of whose families still live in the Coleford area.

Set of 2 Orange Book CDRs in 'Album' jewel case

10 chapters on 2 CDRs

1

Why and How I Went to Somerset

6

The "Delights" of Farm Work

2

When and Where I Landed

7

A Final Set-back

3

Nocturnal Mishappenings

8

The Village Church

4

Whist at the "King Wiliam"

9

Evensong at St James the Less

5

Another Restless Night

10

An Affecting Farewell

Complete and Unabridged
Total running time: 2hours 5 minutes
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