This is a refreshing blend of practical how to material and the personal, too far from Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs. A funds, Claire Walls Callahan, to give her her name by which of her books and columns know her, had those She had courage, imagination, patience, a liking for people, an ability to project her personality and a plainly defined goal. The rundown the possibilities of which she had seen, had become her home. But when and uncertain about his future, confessed that food was his main interest, their home into an Inn. This is that story, mistake by mistake, small triumph by small triumph a story that deals firmly with the necessary know how of establishing the background, determining the type of inn it was to be, risking immediate a more significant future. All sorts of aspects are discussed, minor ones such as light, sound, flowers, atmosphere, the attitude towards children, the prizes to be maintained such as marketing, merchandising, overcoming limitations of space and storage, maintaining of quality along with flexibility, financing, publicity, personnel problems, etc. Finally, relatively minor space is given to recipes for a few distinguishing while more space is devoted to hints on good food, a few tricks of the trade and throughout, incidents, episodes and human interest bits that liven the tale. I found it fascinating reading. Those with this particular bee in their bonnets will find it immensely helpful.