Americashire: A Field Guide To A Marriage by Jennifer RichardsonAmericashire: A Field Guide To A Marriage by Jennifer Richardson

Americashire: A Field Guide To A Marriage

byJennifer Richardson

Paperback | April 23, 2013

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When an American woman and her British husband decide to buy a two-hundred-year-old cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds, they're hoping for an escape from their London lives. Instead, their decision about whether or not to have a child plays out against a backdrop of village fêtes, rural rambles, and a cast of eccentrics clad in corduroy and tweed.

Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriagebegins with the simultaneous purchase of a Cotswold cottage and Richardson's ill-advised decision to tell her grandchild-hungry parents that she is going to try to have a baby. As she transitions from urban to rural life, she is forced to confront both her ambivalence about the idea of motherhood and the reality of living with a spouse who sees the world as a glass half-full. Part memoir, part travelogue - and including field guides to narrative-related Cotswold walks -Americashireis a candid, humorous tale of marriage, illness, and big life decisions.

Jennifer Richardson is an American Anglophile who spent three years living in a Cotswold village populated by fumbling aristocrats, gentlemen farmers, and a village idiot. She is married to an Englishman who provides her with ample writing material. She currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband and her royal weddin...
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Title:Americashire: A Field Guide To A MarriageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:She Writes PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938314301

ISBN - 13:9781938314308

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Contents

Part One: Weekender

Pink Foil Strips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

A House with a Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Fairs and F.tes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Irish Nachos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

The £400 Fruitcake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Field Guide Number One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Rural Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Horse Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

The Strange Customs of the English at Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Field Guide Number Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

New Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

The Mistress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

The Cotswold Cult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Autumn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Gluttony in Gloucestershire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Checkpoint Charlie with Palm Trees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Part Two: In Residence

New Job, New Nemesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Communion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Field Guide Number Three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Cockaleekie, Neeps, and Tatties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Sunday Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Citizen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

The Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Big Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

The Grand National . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Les Ions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

This Little Piggy Went to Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

The Game Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

The Not-So-Simple Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Field Guide Number Four . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149