A Swindon Wordsmith: the life, times and works of George Ewart Hobbs

Author:   Noel Ponting ,  Graham Carter ,  George Ewart Hobbs
Publisher:   Hobnob Press
ISBN:  

9781906978778


Pages:   430
Publication Date:   08 January 2020
Format:   Hardback
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A Swindon Wordsmith: the life, times and works of George Ewart Hobbs


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So-called 'ordinary' working towns sometimes hide their lights under bushels, but this book aims to put the record straight, to some extent - by paying tribute to one of Swindon's forgotten wordsmiths. George Ewart Hobbs deserves to be remembered alongside fellow Swindon writers Alfred Williams and Richard Jefferies, particularly as his works tell us so much about the times through which he lived (1883-1946). Despite working full-time, for more than half a century, as a Great Western Railway engineer, George was a prolific writer, most of his works commissioned as weekly columns in Swindon's local paper, the Advertiser. For the first time, this book republishes a sample of his works, including articles about many of the subjects that fascinated him - religion, philosophy, astronomy, spiritualism, engineering and more. But it also includes poetry, eyewitness reports on remarkable events of the day, pioneering comic sketches and even science fiction stories. As well as this literary legacy, George Ewart Hobbs's vivid writing provides us with a unique and brilliantly observed insight into everyday and so-called 'ordinary' life in Swindon, a century ago.

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Author:   Noel Ponting ,  Graham Carter ,  George Ewart Hobbs
Publisher:   Hobnob Press
Imprint:   Hobnob Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.777kg
ISBN:  

9781906978778


ISBN 10:   1906978778
Pages:   430
Publication Date:   08 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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