Scenes From A Smallholding

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Scenes From A Smallholding

Post: #10055 Muddypause
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:21 am

Scenes From A Smallholding by Chas Griffin; Eubury Press; ISBN 009190507

This is the light entertainment version of John Seymour's splendid 'Fat Of The Land', and accounts a couple's move from suburbia to a Welsh smallholding, where they try to fathom out how to be self sufficient. Much of it was originally published as a regular column in the HDRA's magazine, but this has been elaborated on, giving a bit of background and reflection. It's a droll account of many trials and tribulations.
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Post: #10094 Magpie
Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:02 pm

Thanks Stew, I've just placed a hold on it at our Library, which, surprisingly, does have a copy! :study:

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Post: #10132 Wombat
Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:47 pm

I'll keep an eye out for it mate!

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Post: #11229 Magpie
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:54 pm

I've nearly finished this book, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Laughed out loud reading his description of extracting honey - haven't done that with a book in years! :laughing6:

Thanks again for the recommendation - any more?

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Post: #11267 shiney
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:41 am

Oh it's brilliant! I have a signed copy, to boot. :geek:

My mum and Tracey Smith stayed with Chas and his wife, last year on their National Downshifting Week tour. What a great guy he is. I loved reading the book. Infact I read it in two days, it's very informative and very funny.
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Post: #11339 Magpie
Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:41 pm

That makes you nearly famous, Shiney!

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Post: #25754 circlecross
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:42 am

On your recommendation i got this from ebay for a snip, so am awaiting its arrival (like I have time to read!).

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Post: #25783 Luath
Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:11 pm

Chas was thrilled when I told him it was only the second book I had ever read that made me laugh out loud!!! It's very very funny, thoroughly recommended.

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Post: #25788 shiney
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:21 pm

Yeah Magpie it does doesn't it? LOL

And I have his new book More Scenes in which I have a my name and a bit I wrote, in the feedback comments on the inside page of the book. So even more famous eh? :lol:
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Post: #41725 Luath
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:40 pm

:lol: My comment is inside the back cover of More Scenes........... as well. :lol:
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Post: #41726 shiney
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:45 pm

LOL lots of almost famous people here eh?!! :lol:
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Post: #41729 2steps
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:09 pm

read this a while ago. very good book :)

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Post: #41732 Muddypause
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:15 pm

I saw 'More Scenes...' reviewed in the paper a couple of weeks ago; it said he is now also battling with MS, which is a bugger. Couldn't find it in the bookshop the other day; have to get hold of a copy, though.
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Post: #41735 DaisyDaisy
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:35 pm

Santa just bought it (second hand, of course!) from Amazon - thanks for the recommendation
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Post: #41749 shiney
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:58 pm

You can buy it directly from Chas here...


http://thirdleafbooks.co.uk/
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