Secondhand. Good condition. Wear to book corners and edges. Beginnings of splitting of book cover laminate from board. Marks on book foredges. Minor marks on half-title page. Previous owner has signed inside page. Binding is still very good.
Alan Harris was born in 1897 in Katanning area of the Great Southern Region. He began farming in the Gnowangerup district in 1926. His autobiography was written in 1938, covering ten years of his farming life. He submitted the manuscript to several publishers but was rejected.
After his death, the manuscript was found in his belongings, with pages missing. This autobiography has been pieced together from Alan Harris' diaries and handwritten drafts. (Introduction)
Alan Harris paints a warm and vivid picture of life on the land in the toughest years of the twentieth century. A great read for anyone whose family has known the ups and downs of the Great Depression. (Bill Bunbury)