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Adrian Bell arrived in Suffolk in 1920. He was, he says, ‘flying from the threat of office life’ when he first presented himself for work on the farm of an old-established farming family in the countryside near Bury St Edmunds.
He settled in Suffolk, and farmed for the rest of his life, recording those early days almost as he lived them in a trilogy of lightly fictionalized memoirs, the first two, Corduroy and Silver Ley, published in 1930 and 1931 and the third, The Cherry Tree, in 1932.
Read an excerpt from The Cherry Tree at Slightly Foxed