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The Gentle Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket
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Jan 09, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: gardening, cookbooks, english-writing, non-fiction, blogger
Read in January, 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Love her photography, and she has a nice way with words. I probably enjoyed it so much because I love many of the same things she does: reading (especially older books), old movies, gardening, flowers, knitting, domestic beauty, and hearth and home. It's fun to see her perspective on these same subjects, and like her, I lament that domestic arts are not pursued as much as they once were. I think all young people should take both cooking, home management and sewing (at least the basics like attaching a button to one's clothes). We would all be the better for it.

Enough of my soapbox. I also love the photography. It is similar to that in her blog.

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