Well, it's been a while since I blogged, but browsing through the Guardian today I found a review of a book by Fiona J Houston that cried out for a mention. The Garden Cottage Diaries: My Year in the Eighteenth Century finds the author (a Scottish museum researcher) abandoning modern life to live as her ancestors would in a 1790s cottage at the bottom of her garden. This involved wearing home-made wool clothes, collecting wood and growing her own food. As if times aren't hard enough already!
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