THE MISTRESS OF STANTONS FARM

By: MARCUS WOODWARD

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Brick Red Cloth Boards with dark brown titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 204 pp. Frontis + 10 ten other illustrations on 7 plates all as called for. With an introduction by Arthur Beckett founder and editor of The Sussex County Magazine; this is a memoir of Susannah Hooker Stacey better known as "Granma", a remarkable woman; cook, counsellor, friend of the poor and sick; a healer through her herbal potions; a curious mix of well-bred Victorian lady and White Witch. She ran away from home to marry William Stacey of Stantons Farm East Chiltington. East Sussex and is buried at St Martins churchyard Westmeston. (1812-1893). The book contains many of her household receipts (recipes) and is of interest to local residents and countryfolk generally for the insight into farm life and England's agricultural past. Forward by the subject's granddaughter- Mrs Nan Clowes, Fair (Book- heavy shelf wear to cloth, replacement front free end paper. A sound reading copy of the first edition 1938). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale by us.