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ID
b148
Title
"The Little Farm."
Genre
Story
Page Count
38
Word Count
10900
Publisher
Saturday Book
Publication Year
1941
Document Types
Film & Television
Radio Dramatizations

A tale of an illiterate farmer, a woman who brings joy to his life, and a sly farmhand who is threatened by her presence.

A Swedish film adaptation by Svensk Filmindustri called Under Solen (Under the Sun), directed by Colin Nutley, with Rolf Lassgard, Helena Bergstrom, and Johan Widerberg was released in 1998. An adaptation in the television series "Country Matters" was aired in January 1973.

The story was also dramatized for BBC Radio by Aileen Mills in 1961 in a production starring Richard Bebb, Barbara Mitchell, June Tobin and William Eedle. Produced by David H. Godfrey.

In The Saturday Book, 1941-1942 (October 1941, with woodcuts by Agnes Miller Parker), Colonel Julian and Other Stories (1951), The Best of H.E. Bates. (1980).