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Country Matters: the Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse

by Korda, Michael

  • ISBN: 9780060197728
  • ISBN10: 0060197722

Country Matters: the Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse

by Korda, Michael

  • List Price: $26.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publish date: 01/01/2002
  • ISBN: 9780060197728
  • ISBN10: 0060197722
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Description: At once entertaining, canny, and moving, Michael Korda, the author of Another Life, does for Dutchess Country, New York, what Frances Mayes did for Tuscany. This witty memoir, replete with Korda's own line drawings, reads like a novel, as it chronicles Korda's transformation from city slicker to full-time country gentleman, complete with tractors, horses, and a leaking roof.

When he decides to take up residence in an 18th-century farmhouse in Dutchess County, 90 miles north of New York City, Korda discovers what country life is really like:
-- Owning pigs, more than owning horses, more even than owning the actual house, firmly anchored them as residents in the eyes of the Pleasant Valley neighbors.
-- You may own your land, but without concertina barbed wire or the 82nd Airborne on patrol, it's impossible to keep people off it!
-- It's possible to line up major household repairs over a tuna melt sandwich.
-- And all the locals are fully aware that he "don't know shit about septics".

Sure to have readers in stitches, this is a book that has universal appeal for all of us who've dreamed of owning the perfect little place to escape to up in the country, or, more boldly, done it.

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