Ronald Blythe


Ronald Blythe is an English editor and writer, born and raised in rural Suffolk. He is best known for Akenfield, and has published several novels and essay collections, most recently At the Yeoman’s House. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, which awarded him the 2006 Benson Medal for lifelong achievement, and has been the president of the John Clare Society since its founding. He lives at Bottengoms Farm in Suffolk.

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    June 10, 1982

    William Cobbet: The Poor Man’s Friend by George Spater

  • The Way We Lived Then

    June 25, 1981

    Edwardian Childhoods by Thea Thompson

    Roses in December: Edwardian Recollections by Amy Stewart Fraser

    East End Underworld: Chapters in the Life of Arthur Harding edited by Raphael Samuel

    The People’s England by Alan Ereira

    The Victorian Countryside edited by Gordon E. Mingay

    The Gentleman’s Country House and Its Plan 1835-1914 by Jill Franklin

  • Eager Beaver

    March 8, 1973

    Beaverbrook by A.J.P. Taylor