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On a Street Called Easy in a Cottage Called Joye

Smith, Gregory White and Steven Naifeh

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ISBN 10: 0316597058 / ISBN 13: 9780316597050
Published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: On a Street Called Easy in a Cottage Called ...

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The comical memoirs of a three-year struggle to restore an old house that had leaks, falling plaster, no heating or air-conditioning systems, and nineteenth-century plumbing, recounts the authors' adventures with new neighbors, merchants, and friends in a small South Carolina town.

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When Gregory White Smith and Steven Naifeh first beheld Joye Cottage, a pleasure palace once owned by robber-baron William C. Whitney in Aiken, South Carolina, it was love at first sight. Behind the pristine facade, with its airy veranda, they discovered a "handyman special from hell." Undaunted, they bought it--and began the renovation project chronicled with love, humor, and enthusiasm in On a Street Called Easy, In a Cottage Called Joye, capturing both the easy, down-home rhythms of life in Aiken and the mind-boggling, soul-testing challenges of dealing with falling plaster, collapsing floors, menacing subcontractors, eccentric local characters, and other surprises.

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