• Writers
    Ronald George Blythe was a British writer, essayist and editor, best known for his 1969 book Akenfield, a portrait of a rural life rapidly disappearing from view, which was immediately acclaimed as a classic upon its publishing. His book never out of print and read and studied around the world. Blythe was born in Acton, Suffolk to a family of of farm laborers, he attended school there but dropped out at 14. He was an avid reader who befriended the poet James Turner. He briefly served during the ...  more