The House in the Country - Nan Fairbrother - 1965 First American Edition
... life here is on a different level of experience, and the everyday business of living is enhanced to conscious pleasure, like words sung to music... (page 225)
The House in the Country, the fourth book by celebrated English author and landscape architect, Nan Fairbrother (1913-1971) details her desire, search and final realization of a house in the countryside, close to London yet far from the noise and chaos of the bustling city. Beautifully written, Nan focuses on the emotional, instinctual acts of house buying and then ultimately building just as much as the practicalities of construction, location, budget, and planning.
Not surprisingly, as a landscape designer, some of the best passages of this book revolve around the garden and the seasons that push and pull her to accomplish all that she desires for her ideal second homeplace in the country. Lovers of home renovation projects, garden design and family relationships will especially love Nan's thoughtful insights on how a search for home affects each person involved.
- First American Edition published in 1965
- Includes original dust jacket with protective mylar cover
- 237 pages
In lovely vintage condition. The spine is tight. All pages are intact. There is mild foxing on some interior pages. The dust jacket bears some chippy parts along the top edge which the mylar cover has protected from further damage. Also the front dust jacket contains a series of light watermark rings. A previous owners name is written in blank fountain pen on the inside front endpaper.
Measures 9.5" inches (length) x 6.75" inches (width) x 1.25" inches (thickness) and weighs 1.6lbs