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Cuckoo Hill: Book of Gorley by Heywood Sumner

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The book is based on the earliest manuscript version which the author began in 1904 and now published to give a picture of life on the edge of the New Forest at the beginning of the century. Withdrawing from London to Hampshire countryside, Heywood bought some land at South Gorley, on the edge of the New Forest, here he proceeded to convert a tumbled down cottage the Cuckoo Hill into his ideal house. 5 yrs later it was finished. It exercised such a fascination over him that he embarked upon a remarkable private record of it all, handwritten and lavishly illustrated with his own superb watercolours. Cockoo Hill became a sidelong look at is life and times, a personal journal yet also a guide, a book of history, customs, topography and nature.It is an entrancing picture of a now vanished world. With an introduction by Margot Coatts and a foreword by L.J.C.Evans. This really is a lovely book fully illustrated with very attractive drawings of the cottage and its location. The book is of interest to anyone who knows and loves the Hampshire country but is it itself a work of art and is a very attractive read. The book is in very good condition

Hardcover, ISBN 0460047442
Publisher: J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd, 1987
180 pages. Used - Very Good,
26 X 18 cm

Item details

Author(s):
Heywood Sumner
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
26 X 18 cm
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0460047442
Number of pages:
180
Publisher:
J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd, 1987
Title:
Cuckoo Hill: Book of Gorley

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The book is based on the earliest manuscript version which the author began in 1904 and now published to give a picture of life on the edge of the New Forest at the beginning of the century. Withdrawing from London to Hampshire countryside, Heywood bought some land at South Gorley, on the edge of the New Forest, here he proceeded to convert a tumbled down cottage the Cuckoo Hill into his ideal house. 5 yrs later it was finished. It exercised such a fascination over him that he embarked upon a remarkable private record of it all, handwritten and lavishly illustrated with his own superb watercolours. Cockoo Hill became a sidelong look at is life and times, a personal journal yet also a guide, a book of history, customs, topography and nature.It is an entrancing picture of a now vanished world. With an introduction by Margot Coatts and a foreword by L.J.C.Evans. This really is a lovely book fully illustrated with very attractive drawings of the cottage and its location. The book is of interest to anyone who knows and loves the Hampshire country but is it itself a work of art and is a very attractive read. The book is in very good condition

Hardcover, ISBN 0460047442
Publisher: J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd, 1987
180 pages. Used - Very Good,
26 X 18 cm

Author(s):
Heywood Sumner
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
26 X 18 cm
Edition:
1987
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0460047442
Number of pages:
180
Publisher:
J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd, 1987
Title:
Cuckoo Hill: Book of Gorley

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