Curl up in a corner of the Cotswolds with this delightful and heartwarming book, which captures the joy of English country life throughout the seasons.
Local journalist and author, Di Alexander, reflects upon twelve months on the farm where she lives with her husband, Malcolm, and assorted horses, hens, dogs, cats and goats — not forgetting the wildlife in the surrounding fields and woods.
Written with warmth, verve and humour, this is a treat for anyone who loves to savour and celebrate the rural idyll. The author’s enthusiasm for the countryside is evident as she welcomes readers to her home patch — the wonderfully unspoilt Gloucestershire village of Syde.
Through a charming series of seasonal anecdotes we are introduced to the many friends and family who regularly visit. As well as getting acquainted with Harcombe characters, we also share in the enjoyment of local events ranging from the Pony Club Camp, to meetings of the history society, the county tradition of cheese rolling, and seasonal festivities such as the Harvest Festival, Easter and Christmas.
Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and beautiful line drawings by Lorna Gray, this book is a real little treasure and a labour of love.