Max and Vicky Hardcastle have a daydream . . . One day, they'll sell their cramped city-centre antiques shop and the overflowing upstairs flat and relocate to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. If they could only find the perfect place to house both family and business, then that fantasy might become a reality. . . When a smallholding in a remote Dales village comes on the market, it seems like the answer to their prayers. Bullpen Farm might need 'some renovation', but it has an orchard, outbuildings and all the charm they've dreamt of. Before long, the Hardcastles find themselves the proud owners of a collection of ramshackle buildings and the newest members of a close-knit community which seems to have more than its fair share of eccentrics. From the antics of the antiques trade to the uproarious incidents of village life, it turns out that rural living isn't quite as tranquil as they'd imagined! 'A happy, satisfying and very funny book' James Herriot
The Rabbit Skin Cap tells the story of George Baldry, a resourceful and practical countryman, a shoemaker and a poacher. It is a fascinating account of old Norfolk, its extraordinary characters and how they survived the deprivations of the nineteenth century East Anglian countryside. A classic of the English countryside. First published in 1939. This is an attractive new high quality paperback edition produced by Coch-y-Bonddu Books, Machynlleth.
DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Countryman's Year" by Ray Stannard Baker. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
“The Countryman's Jewel” is novel by naturalist and nature writer Marcus Woodward. It follows the daily life of a country squire in sixteenth century England, offering an authentic and informative insight into traditional country life. This charming volume is highly recommended for nature lovers and those with an interest in English history. Contents include: “Sixteenth-Century Squire”, “The Dutie of a Father of a Familie”, “The Office of the Farmer”, “The Housewife”, “On The Hills”, “The Garden of Delight”, “The Squire's Mills”, “The Moat and Fish Ponds”, “The Ale-House”, “Downland Sheep”, “Oxen and Horses”, “The Barber Surgeon and Some Gossip”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.