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Out of your townie mind : the reality behind the dream of country living

Author: Richard Craze; Roni Jay
Publisher: Great Ambrook : White Ladder Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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For city dwellers who are thinking of moving out to the country, this book explains the reality behind the dream, whether it's keeping chickens or sending the kids to a better school.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Craze; Roni Jay
ISBN: 0954391446 9780954391447
OCLC Number: 56468260
Description: 181 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1.Having space and wide views; 2. Healthy environment and fresh air; 3. Going for long walks; 4. The change to a slower pace of life; 5. Having a big garden; 6. Being near trees and wild flowers; 7. Being part of a community; 8. Being near water; 9. Having a big kitchen with an Aga; 10. Somewhere safe to bring up the kids; 11. Getting back to nature; 12. Growing your own vegetables; 13. Being aware of the passing seasons; 14. Having open fires or woodburners; 15. Keeping chickens; 16. Keeping a horse; 17. Doing up an old barn; 18. Sending the kids to a better school; 19. A creative place to write or paint; 20. Playing host to townie friends; 21. A cottage with roses round the door; 22. Peace and quiet; 23. Driving a Landrover/tractor; 24. Making your own jam.
Responsibility: Richard Craze ; editor Roni Jay.

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"Richard Craze yanks the rose-tinted spectacles from the rural idyll and tramples them in the mud. The result is cheeky but charming - a kind of Feel-the-Fear-But-Do-It-Anyway for wannabe Read more...

 
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