COTTAGE BY THE SPRINGS by John Baker

COTTAGE BY THE SPRINGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Setting up in a tiny Wiltshire village is the basis for a nostalgic narrative one of those authentic bits of English countryside which have been so rapidly upon and spoiled during the past fifty years. The book teems with the chatty enthusiastic delight of a Londoner who discovers and buys a cottage with a pond and several one of which supplies the village with drinking water. In an attempt to explore and preserve this acquired heritage, the author encounters- with tolerance and a certain amount of the somewhat confusing wishes and views of his village neighbours the House of Commons, British Waterways, the local Canal Preservation Association, and the Angles Association.

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 1961
Publisher: Roy