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by Elswyth Thane

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ISBN: 0884119610
ISBN13: 978-0884119616
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Elswyth Thane
Language: English
Publisher: Amereon Ltd; 1st.Thus edition (June 1, 1980)
Pages: 224 pages
ePUB size: 1808 kb
FB2 size: 1863 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 980
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This wonderful book was written in 1976 and life in general, was quite different back then. Elswyth had written this book to tell her own personal story of reclaiming a neglected farm in the southern Vermont hills.

This book was written in 1976, when life in general, was quite different than it is now. Elswyth, a famed storyteller and author of numerous historical novels, tells her own personal story in this book, of reclaiming a neglected farm in the southern Vermont hills. She had purchased it during WWII, which should give you an idea of how life in the world was, here in Vermont. Her husband, the great naturalist Dr. William Beebe, encouraged her in her endeavor by taking a lively interest in the farm, though more as onlooker than as her accomplice. This book reminds me of the many books written by Gladys Tabor, famous for her stories of Stillmeadow Farm, in down to earth stories that were endearing to readers who followed her, Although this book is a gentle easy read, you should obtain this book for days when you just want to sit back with a cozy cup of tea and follow farm life from the past that is entertaining even today ! ! !
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In many ways this is a rather simple book, city girls moves to old run-down house in the hills of Vermont. When you first pick it up, you sort of expect getting a work such as The Egg and I or it's ilk. This is not the case here. There are no local "characters" with quaint ways, nor is there any of the "stupid city girls trying to be a country girl" stories. This is simply a quite story of a woman, who is more or less, forced into buying a neglected farm. It is the story of her interaction with a pet bird and a series of pet birds to come. It is the quite story of problems she faced and the solutions she came up with. Those expecting a insightful look into the family life of Dr. William Beebe will be quite disappointed (Beebe left absolute instructions in his will that nothing was to be written about him and his wife, Elswyth, has honored that request). One can read between the lines in this work though. Beebe was fifty when he married Thane, who was about 24 at the time. You get the feeling from reading this work that he was not about the old homestead all that much during this time. Those who pick this book up and expect to find some of her fine fictional work, i.e. style, will be a bit disappointed also. That being said, this is a nice quiet read. I particularly enjoyed and was interested in the state of affairs during and after WWII in this country as to how difficult things were to get and purchase, how so many of the "things" we take so much for granted as a part of life today, simply did not exsist at that time. I can remember, somewhat, what it was like at that time, and the author pretty well hits the nail on the head. All in all this is a nice comfortable read, simple, to the point and well written. I enjoyed it.