The Countryside Ideal

Author: Michael Bunce
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134848161
Size: 19,45 MB
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`God made the country, man made the town.' William Cowper's words, written two centuries ago, underline an idealisation of rural life and landscape which persists to this day. What are the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside? How have these shaped popular values and lifestyles influenced artistic expression, defined attitudes to nature, country life and 8andscape, and affected the development of both rural and urban landscapes? What are the consequences for society and the environment? These are the central questions addressed in this book. The Countryside Ideal draws together diverse images of landscape to explore this preoccupation with place, culture and representation in the West.

Mountain Of My Dreams

Author: Richard T. Antony
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1418404918
Size: 15,24 MB
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In the late 1970s, Richard convinced his wife, Sandra, that they should leave their promising professional careers and comfortable suburban lifestyle to start an azalea nursery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With no horticultural training or business experience, few mechanical skills, and absolutely no idea what they were getting themselves into, numerous adventures followed. In the second book in the planned four-book series, Richard continues the couple’s colorful story, a story of triumph and despair, of high expectations and harsh reality, and of the people who touched their lives along the way. In the tradition of such classics as The Little House on the Prairie and Walton’s Mountain, Mountain of My Dreams shares the true story of two ordinary people and their memorable, often remarkable 25-year journey. Much more than just another “back-to-the-land” chronicle, this is a heartwarming tale of a man, a woman, and their belief in each other. If you’ve ever wondered why the less-traveled road is less traveled, you need to read their story.

Country Living

Author: Susan Waggoner
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781588167507
Size: 19,80 MB
Format: PDF
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Offers household hints and practical solutions to everyday problems, covering such diverse topics as clutter control, gardening, baking, and cleaning.

Country Living And Country Thinking

Author: Gail Hamilton
Size: 16,66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Country Living Tiny Homes

Author: Country Living
Editor: Hearst
ISBN: 9781618372543
Size: 16,39 MB
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Many people are choosing to downsize to tiny houses that don't require huge mortgages or upkeep. Through inspiring photos, Country Living showcases a coast-to-coast collection of sustainable homes. From charming cottages to transformative trailers, these diminutive dwellingsreveal why going small is so satisfying--while clever decorating tips, smart finds, and storage solutions help anyone implement this simple, fulfilling lifestyle.

The City Baker S Guide To Country Living

Author: Louise Miller
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101981229
Size: 14,93 MB
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"Mix in one part Diane Mott ­Davidson’s delightful culinary adventures with several tablespoons of Jan Karon’s country living and quirky characters, bake at 350 degrees for one rich and warm romance." --Library Journal A full-hearted novel about a big-city baker who discovers the true meaning of home—and that sometimes the best things are found when you didn’t even know you were looking When Olivia Rawlings—pastry chef extraordinaire for an exclusive Boston dinner club—sets not just her flambéed dessert but the entire building alight, she escapes to the most comforting place she can think of—the idyllic town of Guthrie, Vermont, home of Bag Balm, the country’s longest-running contra dance, and her best friend Hannah. But the getaway turns into something more lasting when Margaret Hurley, the cantankerous, sweater-set-wearing owner of the Sugar Maple Inn, offers Livvy a job. Broke and knowing that her days at the club are numbered, Livvy accepts. Livvy moves with her larger-than-life, uberenthusiastic dog, Salty, into a sugarhouse on the inn’s property and begins creating her mouthwatering desserts for the residents of Guthrie. She soon uncovers the real reason she has been hired—to help Margaret reclaim the inn’s blue ribbon status at the annual county fair apple pie contest. With the joys of a fragrant kitchen, the sound of banjos and fiddles being tuned in a barn, and the crisp scent of the orchard just outside the front door, Livvy soon finds herself immersed in small town life. And when she meets Martin McCracken, the Guthrie native who has returned from Seattle to tend his ailing father, Livvy comes to understand that she may not be as alone in this world as she once thought. But then another new arrival takes the community by surprise, and Livvy must decide whether to do what she does best and flee—or stay and finally discover what it means to belong. Olivia Rawlings may finally find out that the life you want may not be the one you expected—it could be even better. From the Hardcover edition.

French Country Living

Author: Caroline Clifton-Mogg
ISBN: 9781845976187
Size: 20,12 MB
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In French Country Living, Caroline Clifton-Mogg celebrates the distinctive decorative style inspired over centuries by the French countryside, and shows how to translate its elements into your home, whether rustic or urban. • More than 30,000 copies sold in hardcover. • Beautiful photography by Christopher Drake.

Country Living

Author: Katherine Steinhauer
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477137890
Size: 10,61 MB
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Country Living is about a young gir l who moves to Texas from Arkansas and finds her future husband after being mistreated by her ex-boyfriends. After her dad dies, her mother starts neglecting her and dating every country boy that lives in that town. With the help of some friends, can she put her no good mother in jail? Should she?

Country Living Gardener A Blessing Of Toads

Author: Sharon Lovejoy
Editor: Hearst Books
ISBN: 9781588163790
Size: 16,12 MB
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Through this collection of delightful essays and beautiful illustrations, Lovejoy--who produces the award-winning "Heart's Ease" column for the magazine--shares with her readers the boundless joys of a country garden.

How To Eat A Small Country

Author: Amy Finley
Editor: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307952436
Size: 17,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"How to Eat a Small Country shares a few key traits with Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love in particular an infectiously likeable narrator and mouthwatering descriptions of European food. But Finley’s memoir is less precious, more honest, and ultimately more rewarding." -- Boston Globe A professionally trained cook turned stay-at-home mom, Amy Finley decided on a whim to send in an audition tape for season three of The Next Food Network Star, and the impossible happened: she won. So why did she walk away from it all? A triumphant and endearing tale of family, food, and France, Amy’s story is an inspiring read for women everywhere. While Amy was hoping to bring American families together with her simple Gourmet Next Door recipes, she ended up separating from her French husband, Greg, who didn’t want to be married to a celebrity. Amy felt betrayed. She was living a dream—or was she? She was becoming famous, cooking for people out there in TV land, in thirty minutes, on a kitchen set . . . instead of cooking and eating with her own family at home. In a desperate effort to work things out, Amy makes the controversial decision to leave her budding television career behind and move her family to France, where she and Greg lived after they first met and fell in love. How to Eat a Small Country is Amy’s personal story of her rewarding struggle to reunite through the simple, everyday act of cooking and eating together. Meals play a central role in Amy’s new life, from meeting the bunny destined to become their classic Burgundian dinner of lapin à la moutarde to dealing with the aftermath of a bouillabaisse binge. And as she, Greg, and their two young children wend their way through rural France, they gradually reweave the fabric of their family. At times humorous and heart-wrenching, and always captivating and delicious, How to Eat a Small Country chronicles the food-filled journey that one couple takes to stay together. From the Hardcover edition.