The Diary Of A Georgian Shopkeeper

The Diary Of A Georgian Shopkeeper Thomas Turner was a key figure in the village of East Hoathly Sussex where he was a shopkeeper undertaker schoolmaster tax gatherer churchwarden overseer of the poor and much besides I

  • Title: The Diary Of A Georgian Shopkeeper
  • Author: ThomasTurner
  • ISBN: 9780192812834
  • Page: 391
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  • Thomas Turner 1729 93 was a key figure in the village of East Hoathly, Sussex, where he was a shopkeeper, undertaker, schoolmaster, tax gatherer, churchwarden, overseer of the poor, and much besides In his diary he recorded eleven colourful years of daily life in a Georgian village Here are boisterous parties after one of these the rector s wife helped pull Turner froThomas Turner 1729 93 was a key figure in the village of East Hoathly, Sussex, where he was a shopkeeper, undertaker, schoolmaster, tax gatherer, churchwarden, overseer of the poor, and much besides In his diary he recorded eleven colourful years of daily life in a Georgian village Here are boisterous parties after one of these the rector s wife helped pull Turner from his bed in the early hours and made him dance in his wife s petticoat , cricket matches, cockfighting, horse racing, unexpected windfalls of confiscated brandy Here too are vivid and memorable portraits of those whose lives and deaths would otherwise only be fodder for the statisticians.

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    1. THE DIARY OF A VILLAGE SHOPKEEPER. (this ed. 1998). Thomas Turner. ****. This particular edition was published by The Folio Society in 1998, based on a previous publication by Oxford University Press in 1984. This edition has been edited and annotated by David Vaisey, with engravings by Miriam MacGregor. The diary itself covers the years 1754-1765, with an entry for almost each day. Some editing has been done in all cases for this work since the full diary tends to become repetitive. What this d [...]

    2. I never would have thought of reading such a book until my sister, who used to live in the same patch of East Sussex countryside as Thomas Turner, lent me her copy, and it has entranced me. Turner was an educated man, widely-read, and fulfilled multiple functions in his tiny 18th century village as shopkeeper, undertaker, parish official, teacher and much else. The diary breaks off when he marries his second wife – perhaps he was too busy being a good husband to keep it on – but during his f [...]

    3. Its short (Thomas Turner is no Pepys) but interesting account of an 18th life. Much drinking and more death. Good if you want a feel for ordinary life in the period

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