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The Garden Cottage Diaries My Year in the Eighteenth Century

Biography / Memoir
By: Fiona J Houston
224 pages, colour illustrations
The Garden Cottage Diaries
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  • The Garden Cottage Diaries ISBN: 9781887354776 Paperback Dec 2009 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Challenged to prove her claim that an 18th-century diet was better than today's, for a full year Fiona J Houston recreated the lifestyle of her 1790s rural Scottish ancestors in a basic one-roomed cottage, cooking from her garden and the wild, often entertaining family and friends, and surviving on her own resources. She learned lost crafts and skills, making nettle string, quill pens and ink as well as cheese and ale, lighting her fire from flints, and dressing in hand-sewn period clothing, with nothing but an old range stove and candles for warmth and light. This beautiful, quirky, illustrated title tells her extraordinary story and is packed with historical anecdotes, folklore, practical gardening info, seasonal menus, recipes, wildlife notes and more. Includes linocuts, photos and historic engravings.

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Biography / Memoir
By: Fiona J Houston
224 pages, colour illustrations
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