Esme

Guardian of Snowdonia

Teleri Bevan

A profile of Esme Kirby, the conservationist who formed the Snowdonia National Park Society. Her career began as an actress, and at 23 she married Thomas Firbank, whose bestselling book, I Bought a Mountain (1940) tells of their married life at Dyffr
Date Published :
May 2015
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781847719553
Pages : 154
Stock Status : Out of stock. Available in 6-8 weeks
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$20.00

Overview
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A profile of Esme Kirby, the conservationist who formed the Snowdonia National Park Society. Her career began as an actress, and at 23 she married Thomas Firbank, whose bestselling book, I Bought a Mountain (1940) tells of their married life at Dyffryn, a 3,000-acre farm near Capel Curig. Their marriage ended as the Second World War began but Esm‚ continued to farm on her own in the rugged Snowdonia landscape and made a success of it. She remarried and became a volunteer conservationist and formed the Snowdonia National Park Society, to ensure the mountains were protected from future development.

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