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by Thomas Firbank

eBook I bought a mountain epub
  • ISBN: 0450010759
  • Author: Thomas Firbank
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Europe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New English Library (1970)
  • Pages: 222 pages
  • ePUB size: 1334 kb
  • FB2 size 1915 kb
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Book by Firbank, Thomas. The book does have a tendency toward a patronizing attitude regarding the Welsh and I can see how a Welsh person local to the area would be annoyed by the tone in many places

Book by Firbank, Thomas. The book does have a tendency toward a patronizing attitude regarding the Welsh and I can see how a Welsh person local to the area would be annoyed by the tone in many places.

I Bought a Mountain book. I, too, bought a mountain. In hindsight, that was the easy part - looking after Thomas Firbank was born in 1910 in Quebec to an English father and a Welsh mother. We are pleased to announce that we are now the exclusive North. Following his father's early death he was raised among his mother's hill-farming community in the Berwyn Mountains of north Wales. I Bought a Mountain describes how, aged only 21, he bought Dyffryn Mymbyr, a 972ha sheep farm in Capel Curig, North Wales, in 1931.

His first book, an autobiography entitled I Bought a Mountain. The book ends with pastoral calm interrupted by the ominous drumbeats of the Second World War which drew Thomas Firbank away from his beloved farm to enlist in the Coldstream Guards. ISBN 978-1871083057) was published in 1940 and became a major international best-seller. He was later seconded to the newly formed Airborne Forces with whom he fought in North Africa, Italy and Arnhem, and was awarded the Military Cross. At the end of the war, as Lieutenant-Colonel, he commanded the Airborne Forces Depot on the Isle of Wight. His book I Bought a Star, (ISBN 978-1871083965, pub.

1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove I bought a mountain from your list? I bought a mountain. Published 1970 by New English Library in London. Originally published in 1959 as a Four Square ed. Originally published, London: Harrap, 1940.

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Thomas Joseph Firbank was born on June 13 1910 in Quebec, on. .In 1951, he wrote a sequel to I Bought a Mountain entitled I Bought a Star, which recounted his wartime experiences.

Thomas Joseph Firbank was born on June 13 1910 in Quebec, on the Heights of Abraham, scene of Wolfe's victory. Although his parents were only visiting, and returned to England shortly afterwards, he always retained his Canadian passport. He was sent to Stowe, where he was a classmate of David Niven's. The title of the book was intended as ironic, the mountain symbolising, for Firbank, freedom rather than possession.

I Bought a Mountain (1940). They also have some children's books about Welsh history and folklore. A classic story about Canadian Firbank's experiences as a new Snowdonia farmer. The best-known and most-loved book about North Whales.

Comments: (7)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, having grown up less than 20 miles from the farm. As a child, I used to go on walks with my father in many of the locations he mentioned - the Snowdon range, the Glyders, Carneddau, Cwm Idwal, Cwm Ffynnon and so on. What makes the story for me is the struggle against nature - the wins and losses against the elements and the terrain. A good balance of fun-loving individuals and hard-working, entrepreneurial spirit makes the book very readable.

I don't claim to be knowledgeable on sheep farming, but the author does seem to capture well his journey from ignorance to competence with regards to the details of farming - purchasing livestock, keeping them alive, breeding them and selling them on. I used to attend the local agricultural shows as a boy and the depictions of the local markets certainly bring back some memories.

The book does have a tendency toward a patronizing attitude regarding the Welsh and I can see how a Welsh person local to the area would be annoyed by the tone in many places. There are several hot buttons there - the author was obviously a highly privileged man, arriving at a young age with a good education and able to buy a 2,400 acre farm - yet there does not seem to have been much of an effort to learn the language. A bit of an old colonial attitude perhaps.

Having said that, the author and his wife have made great strides in protecting the area and recently bequeathed the farm to the National Trust to protect the landscape. In other words, the negatives are more than outweighed by the positives.

If you have spent any time in North Wales, you will be sure to enjoy this book - if not, it may be a bit strange, but is worth the read and might even spark enough curiosity for you to pay a visit. If you do, remember the author's warnings about the weather in the area - take your waterproofs with you!
Great true story of what is was like to operate a sheep farm in rural Wales. Since we had recently visited the area it was easy to relate to the land conditions.
This is probably the best autobiography I have ever read. It is ,I believe his only book. It is fascinating in its portrayal of sheep raising in the isles.
The previous reviewer has the great misfortune of not having been to Wales. I could never truly recommend this book to anyone who has not been to the area where this is set, in Snowdonia, one of the most beautiful and amazing places on earth. Until one has been there for brilliantly clear days where you can see forever, or spent an afternoon in a pub with a real fire watching the steam rise off your socks following a soaking hill walk, you won't begin to understand the trials and the joys of Firbank.
This is a classic book. I highly recommend it, and a visit to North Wales.
1955, I had the privilege to camp on the Lady and Gentleman's farm
alongside the stream running down to the lake at Capel Curig
while touring on our motor cycles, We never had the privilege
to meet the gentleman, but did speak with the lady most days we
were there.She worked most of the days until dark mostly on a
tractor I often wondered if she went to bed as she was out at
the crack of dawn next day, we were lucky the weather was kind
to us we roamed the mountain the farm was on and Snowdon.
though on climbing Snowdon we started up to late and had a hair
raising climb down in the dark,not to be recommended.
All in All a great experience of Snowdonia.
This book was recommended to me as a "dramatic" story. While I did find the depiction of life on a sheep farm in Wales interesting I would at no time describe the book as dramatic. However I would like to visit Wales now so maybe it could be used to intice tourists?
This book was lent to me by a friend, it is powerful, inspirational so much so that I bought my own copy. The man who wrote it wrote in truth and from the heart. It tells of as it was and talks of the hazards of government interference towards people who work for themselves, in this case farmers, life without electricity and after, the effort to make a living and pay your debts. An honourable hard working, loving man, a man of integrity. Sadly after this book was published whilst he was fighting for his country and the people looking after it, Thomas Firbank died.
A book of truths and wisdom, timeless.
A chance to imagine the kind experience you wish had been yours in a venue you feel is a part of your soul but have only read and heard stories of.
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