Freedom Press

Child in the Country


by Colin Ward

The Child in the Country penetrates beyond the popular romantic ideal of country childhood and vividly documents the realities facing children in rural areas. Such controversial and topical issues such as the decline of public transport, the closure of village shops and schools, the lack of access to fields, wood and streams, and the influx of affluent newcomers are acutely analysed in relation to the country child. A final section reminds us that most children in the world are poor country dwellers, describes the plight of teenagers trapped in villages, and discusses the different styles of rural deprivation.

Bedford Square Press
ISBN: 0-7199-1290-3
208 pages
Black and White