Reading 5: ‘The Young Men’ from Akenfield written by Ronald Blythe.
Published by Penguin Press (1969) ISBN 07139 01004
Music 4: The Jolly Ploughboys (traditional song) performed by Kate Rusby.
Reading 6: ‘Putting in the Seed’ written by Robert Frost.
Available in The Poetry of Robert Frost, published by Random House (2001).
Music 5: ‘I Sowed the Seeds of Love’ (traditional song) performed by Trevor Lucas and arranged by Richard Rodney Bennett.
Available on the original soundtrack of Far From the Madding Crowd. Released by Sony.
Music 6: ‘Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most’ performed by Rickie Lee Jones.
Available on the album Pop Pop, released by Geffen.
Reading 8: ‘A Light Exists in Spring’ written by Emily Dickinson.
Available in The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, published by Little, Brown and Company. Reading 9: ‘The Trees’ written by Philip Larkin.
Available in High Windows, published by Faber and Faber.
Music 7: ‘April – England’ composed by John Foulds and performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.
Released by Philips.
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