A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance Author Susan Branch
ISBN-10 0996044043
Year 2017-06-30
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher
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A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside is travel writing at its best by New York Times best-selling author Susan Branch. This charming book is part love story, part travel guide - a hand-written and watercolored diary/journal of Branch's six-day transatlantic crossing on board the Queen Mary 2 and two-month ramble over the backroads of rural England. There are over three hundred photos, countless watercolor illustrations, wonderful quotes, recipes, a book list, a movie list, hand-drawn maps and much more. Travel with Susan as she makes her way around hedgerows and through wildflower meadows to visit the homes and gardens of her literary and artistic heroes, including Beatrix Potter and Jane Austen. It's a travel guide that will help you plan a trip of your own, lovely for the armchair traveler because Susan really does take you there, and perfect for all Downton Abbey anglophiles. When you are finished, go to Susan's website where there is an interactive Appendix to the book .... you can experience driving across the Dales with Susan's own videos and find links to everything she writes about, the cottages and gardens you will want to see yourself. A Fine Romance is book three of Susan Branch's autobiographical trilogy. First in order is The Fairy Tale Girl, followed by Martha's Vineyard - Isle of Dreams, and finally A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside. All three are hand-lettered, watercolored, filled with photos, recipes and quotes and, as Susan says, "as much magic as I could possibly stuff between the covers." Bon Voyage!

A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance Author Susan Branch
ISBN-10 0984913661
Year 2013
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher Spring Street Pub
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The author presents a hand written, illustrated account of her two months exploring the English countryside.

The Fairy Tale Girl

The Fairy Tale Girl Author Susan Branch
ISBN-10 0996044019
Year 2015-10-30
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Based on the diaries Susan has kept since she was in her 20s, The Fairy Tale Girl is book one of a two part series. Together the books are an illustrated memoir, charmingly designed in Susan's style with her whimsical watercolors and personal photographs. It's an enchanting story of love and loss, mystery and magic that begins in a geranium-colored house in California, and ends up, like any good fairy tale, on the right side of the rabbit hole, in a small cottage in the woods on the New England Island of Martha's Vineyard. The Fairy Tale Girl humorously explores Susan's journey as an artist and as a girl/woman, from the 1950s through the 1980s. In the first book of the series we get a revealing view of Susan's early life as the oldest of eight children and the marriage she imagined would be forever; it's filled with inspiration, romance and discovery, and a leap into the unknown.

Autumn from the Heart of the Home

Autumn from the Heart of the Home Author Susan Branch
ISBN-10 0996044000
Year 2014-08-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Spring Street Pub
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Handwritten and watercolored by Susan Branch in her unique and charming style , this bestselling cook book celebrates the wonderfulness of AUTUMN, with delicious easy-to-make family recipe favorites such as Cinnamon Ice Cream, Touchdown Chili, Corn Pudding, and Pumpkin Cheesecake. You'll feel the leaves falling across the pages as Susan shares her special insights and stories for Entertaining, Decorating, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Afternoon Tea, and much more. As one reader said, "Put on your coziest sweater, make yourself a cup of tea and dive into the creative world of Susan Branch."

Heart of the Home

Heart of the Home Author Susan Branch
ISBN-10 0316106313
Year 1986
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Little Brown
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With an emphasis on simple preparation and fresh foods, the author offers seasonal recipes for Forth of July picnics, Valentine's Day treats, and warming winter meals.

Christmas from the Heart of the Home

Christmas from the Heart of the Home Author Susan Branch
ISBN-10 0316106380
Year 1990
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Little Brown
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Presents a collection of mouthwatering traditional and nontraditional Christmas dishes, including spiced cider, cranberry chicken, ginger squash, and steamed Christmas pudding

Beatrix Potter s Gardening Life

Beatrix Potter s Gardening Life Author Marta McDowell
ISBN-10 9781604695427
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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“An enchanting and original account of Beatrix Potter's life and her love of plants and gardening.” —Judy Taylor, vice president of the Beatrix Potter Society There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her, including her home Hill Top Farm in England's Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today.

The Girls of Ennismore

The Girls of Ennismore Author Patricia Falvey
ISBN-10 9781496709967
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Kensington
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Set in Ireland during the turbulent early 20th century, Patricia Falvey's sweeping novel explores an unlikely friendship between two girls of vastly different backgrounds, as each tries to overcome the barriers set by class and birthright... On a June morning in 1900, Rosie Killeen crosses the road that divides her family's County Mayo farm from the estate of Lord and Lady Ennis, and makes her way to the "big house" for the first time. Barely eight years old, Rosie joins the throng of servants preparing for the arrival of Queen Victoria. But while the royal visit is a coup for Ennismore, a chance meeting on the grounds proves even more momentous for Rosie. Victoria Bell, Lord and Lady Ennis's young daughter, is desperately lonely. Though the children of the gentry seldom fraternize with locals, Lord Ennis arranges for Rosie to join in Victoria's school lessons. For Rosie, the opportunity is exhilarating yet isolating. Victoria's governess and aunt, Lady Louisa, objects to teaching a peasant girl. The other servants resent Rosie's escape from the drudgery of life below stairs. Bright, strong-willed Rosie finds herself caught between her own people and the rarefied air of Ennismore--especially as she grows closer to Victoria's older brother, Valentine. As they near womanhood, the girls' friendship is interrupted. Victoria is bound for a coming out season in Dublin, and Rosie must find a way to support her family. But Ireland is changing too. The country's struggle for Home Rule, the outbreak of the Great War, and a looming Easter rebellion in Dublin all herald a new era. Not even Ennismore can escape unscathed. And for Rosie, family loyalty, love, friendship and patriotism will collide in life-changing ways, leading her through heartbreak and loss in search of her own triumphant independence. Advance praise for The Girls of Ennismore “An evocative, heartfelt story of how the bond of female friendship can survive and thrive through adversity. Beautifully drawn, full of rich historical detail, and with a truest Irish sense of place, I was seduced from page one.” —Kate Kerrigan, New York Times bestselling author of Ellis Island “Two friends, born of vastly different worlds, dare to defy convention and the strict bindings of societal class in Falvey’s latest novel. Rich in authentic historical and Irish detail, The Girls of Ennismore is a compelling story of love, duty, and reinvention, highlighting the vast rewards—or grave consequences—of following one’s heart. Fans of Downton Abbey will devour this sweeping tale.” —Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost “A captivating portrayal of life in Ireland—above and below stairs—during the years leading up to the Great War and the Irish rebellion. Engaging, atmospheric and packed with rich historical detail. I thoroughly enjoyed The Girls of Ennismore.” —Hazel Gaynor, author of The Girl from The Savoy

                  Author 蘇珊‧布蘭琪(Susan Branch)
ISBN-10 9789570846096
Year 2015-09-18
Pages 272
Language zh-TW
Publisher 聯經出版事業公司
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歐美暢銷400多萬冊手繪書作家蘇珊‧布蘭琪(Susan Branch)正式登臺! 亞馬遜400多位讀者5顆星超級人氣評價! 進入《愛上英國鄉村》世界, 探訪英國鄉間的建築瑰寶──城堡、農莊、小屋和花園, 讓我們有幸一窺當年在那兒生活的人們如何發揮與生俱來的能力, 讓周遭世界變得更加美好。 手工打造的美麗鄉村、世代更迭的故事, 使歷史活靈活現地躍現於眼前, 觸動我們的內心與想像力。 《愛上英國鄉村》始於蘇珊與先生喬的初識、墜入愛河, 並且一起前往英國,追求寧靜與探索之旅。 翻開本書,你會發現美夢確實會成真! 請和蘇珊一起漫步在丘陵和谷地的古老步道,走過蜿蜒的籬牆,造訪城堡、小屋、浪漫花園、茶館、古董店和酒館。 你將會看見「英國古蹟信託協會」致力維護的充滿歷史情懷的建築,像是 薇塔和哈洛德的西辛赫斯特古宅花園(頁91)、 吉卜齡的舊宅巴特曼斯(頁102), 維吉尼亞‧吳爾芙姐姐凡妮莎的故居查爾斯頓(頁106), 皇后安妮‧博林的希佛堡(頁116), 埃倫‧泰瑞的斯莫海斯農舍小屋(頁125), 《彼得兔》作者波特小姐安布賽德的丘頂農莊(頁151), 華茲華斯的鴿屋(頁165),威廉‧莫里斯的柯姆史考特莊園(頁202), 珍.奧斯汀的漢普郡鄉村故居(頁232), 以及從肯特郡、約克郡谷地一路迤邐到科茨沃爾德的其他優美景點。 熱情洋溢的蘇珊還認真記錄了美妙的烤蒜頭、熱牛奶蛋糕、檸檬奶油餅乾、太妃糖布丁……食譜、旅遊小秘訣(頁114的租屋、頁132的開車)、無所不在的英式酒館(頁217);並推薦適合伴遊的書、音樂、電影清單…… 全書最特別之處是蘇珊繽紛的水彩插圖,讀完後會讓你迫不及待想去英國鄉村走一遭! ※ 作者部落格還有 I LOVE ENGLAND 圖文專欄供大家瀏覽喔!

Portrait Of A Marriage

Portrait Of A Marriage Author Nigel Nicolson
ISBN-10 9781780226682
Year 2013-07-25
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The classic story of the relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, and a unique portrait of the Bloomsbury Group. The marriage was that between the two writers, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson and the portrait is drawn partly by Vita herself in an autobiography which she left behind at her death in 1962 and partly by her son, Nigel. It was one of the happiest and strangest marriages there has ever been. Both Vita and Harold were always in love with other people and each gave the other full liberty 'without enquiry or reproach', knowing that their love for each other would be unaffected and even strengthened by the crises which it survived. This account of their love story is now a modern classic.

Pattern

Pattern Author Emma Bridgewater
ISBN-10 9781473662575
Year 2017-02-09
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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This is the black and white paperback ebook edition of Pattern, published in hardback in 2016 by Saltyard Books. If you would like the original colour illustrated version of Pattern it is available in hardback ISBN 9781444734942 and ebook ISBN 9781444734966. Creativity, collaboration, inspiration Emma Bridgewater's patterns are as quintessentially British as marmalade on toast - and they have made her distinctive homewares best sellers across the world. Her inspiration is often deeply personal - a plate of her mother's, a favourite children's book - and as she tells the stories of each pattern's creation, she reveals the intricate processes of research and collaboration behind the familiar designs she has stamped on our kitchenware - and our hearts - for the past thirty years. Both an entrancing trip down memory lane and a behind-the-scenes look at a thriving creative business, Emma Bridgewater's PATTERN is essential reading for anyone who has ever turned over their mug after draining their tea and wondered about the human story behind that proud declaration: Made in Stoke-on-Trent, England...

Girlfriends Forever

Girlfriends Forever Author Susan Branch
ISBN-10 0316106232
Year 2000
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Little Brown
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A celebration of friendship and food shares tips on the "art of the home" with readers, featuring recipes, tips on style and decorating, clothes advice, and much more. 100,000 first printing.

Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories Author Susan Branch
ISBN-10 0316106488
Year 2001-10-30
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Little Brown
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The author of the Heart of the Home series memorializes the Christmas season with holiday photographs, cards, letters to Santa, and other mementos from the season. 150,000 first printing.

The Summer Book

The Summer Book Author Susan Branch
ISBN-10 0316106666
Year 1995
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Little Brown & Company
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A hand-lettered, hand-painted book of everything related to summer has a hundred summer recipes--including Blueberry Bread Pudding and Barbecued Bourbon Chicken--and features picnics, parties, gardening advice, herbal cooking, home remedies, and anecdotes. 100,000 first printing. Tour.