How To Live in the Country
'Wake up Strivers! Grab your almanacs! Let's get idle again!' Dominic West (from the Foreword)
As lockdown has caused us all to revaluate our lives, becoming more self-reliant and living in closer harmony with nature have emerged as important priorities. Many of us have decided to up sticks and leave the city behind for a less frenetic existence in the country. Whether you've already made the move, or are dreaming of doing so one day, this is the book for you.
Covering bee-keeping, poultry rearing, pig farming, bread baking, wood-chopping, fire-laying, bartering, home-schooling and much more, How to Live in the Country is the perfect source of inspiration for old hands and beginners alike: useful, informative but also refreshingly honest and realistic.
- 'One of those enthusiasts whose enthusiasm is hard to resist . . . Always beguiling' Daily Mail
- 'Hugely inspiring even when it is most bonkers' Sarah Bakewell, New Statesman
- 'A combination of an almanac, commonplace book and diary, this is a tasty oddity . . . Richly entertaining' Independent
- 'Every gardener and allotment holder should have a copy. It's packed with good advice' Virginia Ironside, The Oldie'
- A delightful read. Share in the exuberant joys and comic misfortunes of an eccentric who has made up his mind about the existence he wants to lead, and has gone ahead and lived it' Mail on Sunday