Author(s): John Foley
Celebrates stories from South Canterbury region between 1880-1960." ... stories of heroic women, robust happy children and laconic, big-hearted men, for whom the heartbreak of seasons, lonliness nad sickness failed to break their humour and humanity. The tragedy beneath is only remembered for the comedy distilled from it. These stories are garnered from the family, its acquaintance and farm diaries."--Foreword.