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A Country Life: At Home in the English Countryside Paperback – 1 May 2002


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books; New edition edition (1 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553814257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553814255
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,279,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This memoir of rural life, albeit at its most manicured, will in years come to rank alongside such classics as CIDER WITH ROSIE' -- INDEPENDENT

‘Sir Roy was blessed at birth, or the font, with the tongue of a ready writer. His prose is compulsive' -- A N Wilson

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At home in the English countryside.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bunny Allbrook on 4 Dec. 2007
Format: Paperback
If you like gardens, the country and listening to someone worthwhile with a host of easy flowing thoughts and reminiscences - you will love this book. Roy Strong has a style which informs and entertains and never bores. A book to read to cheer. A book to leave in a guest room. A country classic.
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Totally entertaining - one of those rare books that you can pick up and read just a few pages and be totally entertained.
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A gentle country life 12 Dec. 1999
By G M WALSH - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
First published in Britain in 1994 A Country Life is a collection of the authors personal memories and experiences a number of which appeared as regular column pieces in Country Life magazine between 1989 and 1994.
Following the seasons it is a glorious portrait of the rural way of life of Roy Strong former Director of the V&A and his wife Julia Trevelyan Oman who provides the delightful pen and ink illustrations.
The scene is set by an essay Strong wrote for Hortus in 1992 in which he describes their house The Laskett in Herefordshire.
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vignettes of an English garden 1 July 2008
By Julie B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I grew to love this book more as I read each entry. Sir Roy Strong writes of all sorts of everyday things and each is interesting. I found I wanted to write down some of them to share with friends. If you are a gardener at heart, you would especially enjoy this book. The most gardening I do is watering potted plants, but I still greatly enjoyed it. Hear about 'Posthumous Hoby' whose mother gave him his name because he was born after his father's death. For cat lover's there are tales of their cat. I got my copy from the library, but am going to buy one to read again, and buy one for our son, who loves gardening.
Makes You Feel as If You Are Standing at Their Gate 19 Mar. 2015
By Linda Layne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I could not wait to read this book. I received a blurb from a fb friend and a Pinterest postit. The day the postman delivered it I quickly opened the packaging and began to read author Strong's recollections. The illustrations appear to be charcoal or black white watercolor but they fit the mood of each entry beautifully. Wonderful book. I am forcing myself to read it slowly in order to enjoy the flavor of the work. Definitely a wonderful purchase. Would make a delightful gift for that reader in the family.
I am an admirer of the great sir roy strong 3 April 2015
By valeria ortiz de zarate - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a huge admirer of sir Roy Strong
Four Stars 26 Jan. 2015
By Keith L. Goodman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very interesting book - good delivery
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