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by Ann Kelland,Geert Mak

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Author:
Ann Kelland,Geert Mak
ISBN13:
978-0099546863
ISBN:
0099546868
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Publisher:
Random House UK (December 1, 2010)
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Europe
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Geert Mak is a jounalist and historian, and one of Holland's bestselling writers; his prizewinning books include . This is an exceptional book that is suitable for reading anywhere in the world not just in the Netherlands its country of origin

Geert Mak is a jounalist and historian, and one of Holland's bestselling writers; his prizewinning books include Amsterdam and In Europe. Translated by Ann Kelland. Customers who bought this item also bought. This is an exceptional book that is suitable for reading anywhere in the world not just in the Netherlands its country of origin. As you read you get to know the characters and at the end you are sad to leave them. I know Friesland very well it is a lovely part of the Netherlands and the residents are proud to live there.

The village as we have known it for centuries must adapt to survive, but what will be lost in the process?In this book Geert Mak returns to the small Frisian village of his childhood, Jorwerd (pop. 330 and falling), and meets th. . 330 and falling), and meets the present-day Jorwerders- a stubborn, stoic people for whom the flat, windswept landscape has been a source of livelihood for generations, but is now rarely more than a tourist attraction. The countryside is in crisis. The shops are closing down in the villages, there is no school for miles around and, when they grow up, the few remaining children will escape to a less arduous life in the city

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What he regrets is the loss of the connection between people and the land due to the increasing use of technology. He is aware that the situation is complicated: it is older villagers who want change and the "imports" who want to preserve things as they always were.

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Jowert has more in common with an English village than with Amsterdam, and it's moving story of neighbours and their efforts to preserve their long established way of life is relevant to the changing face of the countryside everywhere in Europe. In this title, the author returns returns to the Frisian village of his childhood to tell its story.

Nomad's Hotel: Travels in Time and Space by Cees Nooteboom, Ann Kelland and Alberto Manguel (Apr 2, 2009) An Island in Time: The Biography of a Village Paperback – October 4, 2010 by Geert Mak (Author), Ann Kelland (Translator) Formats Price New Used Collectible Paperback.

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Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf do. Personal Name: Mak, Geert. Uniform Title: Hoe God verdween uit Jorwerd.

Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Library of Congress Control Number: 2010549889.

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Geert Mak. In this book Geert Mak returns to the small Frisian village of his childhood, Jorwert (pop. 330 and falling). It's a typical European village where the shops are closing down, the few children left will escape to a less arduous life in the city and it's becoming increasingly isolated. Jowert has more in common with an English village than with Amsterdam, and it's moving story of neighbours and their efforts to preserve their long established way of life is relevant to the changing face of the countryside everywhere in Europe.

A fascinating account from a highly acclaimed writer of the life and charming inhabitants of a typical countryside village, and how it must adapt and change in order to survive in the modern world