Ronald Blythe: Writer About the English Countryside

From a New York Times obit by Clay Risen headlined “Ronald Blythe, Scribe of the English Countryside, Dies at 100”:

Ronald Blythe, an English writer who rarely ventured far from his birthplace in rural Suffolk, but who rose to international literary fame with his 1969 book “Akenfield: Portrait of an English Country Village,” died at his home about 75 miles from London.

Mr. Blythe wrote more than 30 books over his 60-year career, along with reams of reviews, essays and poems. He traversed genres, equally comfortable with novels, verse and conventional history. For 30 years he wrote a weekly column, Word From Wormingford, for The Church Times, an Anglican newspaper.