PUBLICATION DATE: 16-02-2012
This is an unusual and unique book of short stories, which gives an individual insight into life in the North of England during the last century. There is something to interest everyone; stories about ballroom dancing, needlework, hairdressing and farming in the old fashioned ways. Reminiscences from an octogenarian vie with the experiences suffered by the young who strive to overcome life's hurdles.A great lover of nature with an eye for beauty, Elizabeth Love has drawn inspiration from the surrounding countryside, encapsulating the essence and atmosphere of Cumbrian life, while also painting, designing and embroidering pictures of it.The stories are coloured with characters from all walks of life, which are woven into plausible and interesting narrative. The style is easy to read and the reader will be captivated from the start.
Elizabeth Love, whose parents both came from generations of farming folk, was born on a farm at Reagill, near Shap. She has lived and worked in a clerical capacity all her life, for some time for the once well-known firm of seedsmen and nurserymen, Little and Ballantyne of Carlisle. A great lover of the countryside around her home town of Carlisle, she writes about her observations and colours her stories with occupational and human interest.She is now retired and enjoys writing poetry and prose, painting and embroidering pictures.