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Synopsis: 'Not a cosy series of reminiscences but a slice of bygone reality. This delightful collection of country curiosities shows rural life in the raw a hundred or more years ago. Hugely enjoyable, a real eye-opener and surprisingly useful!' Alan Titchmarsh
A perfectly formed and beautifully presented collection of titbits from the ever-surprising pages of Country Life. Flitting from observations on cheese rolling in Gloucestershire to smuggling silk in Sussex, from Shakespeare's Avon to the vanishing sign language of country tramps ... and all by way of a charming rumination on the origins of the simnel cake. Within these lovely pages there will indeed be something for everyone. Classic writing on the idyllic British countryside, Wodehousian ruminations on fishing and golf, and moving accounts of beloved (and unusual) pets. With a highly entertaining blend of expert views and humorous asides, Curious Observationsis a perfect Christmas gift.
About the Author: Country Life magazine is the quintessentially English magazine. It covers a wide variety of subjects including architecture, property, the arts, gardens and gardening, the countryside, schools, and wildlife.
Title: Curious Observations: A Country Miscellany (...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: Used: Good
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Book Description Andrews McMeel, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1081312
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