Americashire: a Field Guide to a Marriage

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When an American woman and her British husband decide to buy a two-hundred-year-old cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds, they're hoping for an escape from their London lives. Instead, their decision about whether or not to have a child plays out against a backdrop of village fêtes, rural rambles, and a cast of eccentrics clad in corduroy and tweed. 

Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage begins with the simultaneous purchase of a Cotswold cottage and Richardson's ill-advised decision to tell her grandchild-hungry parents that she is going to try to have a baby. As she transitions from urban to rural life, she is forced to confront both her ambivalence about the idea of motherhood and the reality of living with a spouse who sees the world as a glass half-full. Part memoir, part travelogue - and including field guides to narrative-related Cotswold walks - Americashire is a candid, humorous tale of marriage, illness, and big life decisions.

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Jennifer Richardson and her husband bought a cottage in the Cotswolds in the hopes of finding respite from their stressful London existence—but instead, their new rural life forced Richardson to confront her husband’s depression, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and a frightening medical diagnosis that threatened her whole world.

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"A wonderfully charming and eclectic take on Britain's Disneyesque Cotswolds by a droll Californian."- Adam Edwards, Financial Times and Cotswold Life columnist, London Daily Telegraph writer, and former New York Correspondent for The London Times  "Jennifer Richardson's beautifully written memoir of her life in a tiny town in the Cotswolds is filled with fabulously eccentric characters, charming episodes and some serious surprises. The book perfectly captures the hilarious peculiarities of country living with the posh set as well as those of a most unusual marriage." - Michael Flocker, author of the best-selling The Metrosexual Guide to Style and The Hedonism Handbook  "In a style reminiscent of Bill Bryson, Jennifer Richardson turns her wit and keen eye to both the absurdities and the charm of British country life. But, alongside the ludicrous fruitcake auctions and Toff fashion, she also tackles the very serious topics of illness, marriage, and the motherhood decision."  - Lisa Manterfield, author of I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood and Founder, LifeWithoutBaby.com   "Richardson's process of reproductive decision making is as genuine and as circuitous as the country walks she beautifully documents. I recommend this memoir to anyone on the fence or curious about the character and landscape of the childfree life." - Laura S. Scott, author of Two is Enough: A Couple's Guide to Living Childless by Choice, and Director of the Childless by Choice Project  "Set against the backdrop of English high-camp country-life, Americashire is a delight to read. A gutsy, mature and compassionate memoir that paints a moving portrait of a tricky but loving marriage, and the unexpected tough choices that life delivers us all, sooner or later."- Jody Day, Founder, Gateway Women

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