Curious Observations: A Country Miscellany (Country Life)

By: Country Life Magazine

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'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.

Title: Curious Observations: A Country Miscellany (Country Life)

Author Name: Country Life Magazine

Categories: Reference,

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK: 2011-10-27

ISBN Number: 0857203606

ISBN Number 13: 9780857203601

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 182425