Crocodile by the Door : The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family
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Yayıncı Penguin ( 09 / 2012 ) ISBN 9781844881574 | Ciltli | 13,79x21,79x3 cm. | İngilizce | 256 Sayfa | Türler Roman Öykü
"The Crocodile by the Door" by Selina Guinness is a remarkable, compelling and moving memoir of a farm, a family and a home. When Selina Guinness and her partner Colin, both young academics, moved in with Selina's uncle Charles, an elderly bachelor, they had no idea what the coming years held for them: a crash course in farming, tense discussions with helicopter-borne property developers, human tragedy, and the challenge of dragging a quasi-feudal estate at the edge of Dublin into the twenty-first century. "The Crocodile by the Door" - a dazzling debut memoir that will appeal to fans of Edmund de Waal, William Fiennes and Richard Benson's "The Farm" - tells this remarkable story. Selina Guinness lives in the Dublin mountains with her husband, their children, and a lot of sheep. "The Crocodile by the Door" is her first book. "Something close to a small masterpiece ...enchanting and hopeful". (Miranda Seymour, "Daily Telegraph" (five stars)). "Guinness is an astute observer and stylish chronicler of landscape, architecture and human character ...she describes her domestic setbacks and achievements with engaging candour". ("Irish Times").