The Escape to the Country Handbook

The Escape to the Country Handbook

This is an inspirational and practical book to appeal to armchair dreamers and lovers of property porn as well as those really thinking of making the move.

Author: Jules Hudson

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 9781911358909

Category: Architecture

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Inspiration and advice about finding a dream home in the countryside from Jules Hudson, presenter of the BBC's Escape to the Country. Escape to the Country has run on daytime BBC1 since 2002 and is now in its eighteenth season. Each week it helps urban buyers find their dream home in rural Britain by showing them specially selected properties. Along the way the program tells us about the landscape and history of the area they are in. The program is on every weekday and has been sold to thirty countries including Australia, Canada, and the USA. This is an inspirational and practical book to appeal to armchair dreamers and lovers of property porn as well as those really thinking of making the move. Regional sections look at the typical kinds of homes found in each place, along with local landscapes and landmarks. Features sprinkled throughout the book cover everything from dealing with listed building consent and public footpaths to how grow your own food. Jules is well placed to talk about conservation and renovation issues too, having trained as an archaeologist and renovated his own historic house.
Categories: Architecture

The Escape to the Country Handbook

The Escape to the Country Handbook

book. For many of us, making a life-changing move to a new destination can be daunting, and no more so than for those wishing to Escape to the Country. Knowing where to look is a key consideration when planning your great escape.

Author: Jules Hudson

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911657255

Category: Travel

Page: 701

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Dreaming of an escape from the rat race? This is an inspirational and practical book perfect for anyone looking to make the move – or even armchair travellers and fans of property porn. This book offers advice on what to look for in a rural property, renovation and building, as well as transport and heating, running a rural business and the pros and cons of life in the countryside. The second half of the book is organised regionally, looking at the typical kinds of home you find in each place, the sort of landscape, local landmarks and days out. Features sprinkled through the book cover everything from dealing with listed building consent and public footpaths to how grow your own food and discourage deer from eating it first. It is beautifully illustrated throughout with the beautiful vistas to be enjoyed from the homes in the countryside, and gorgeous homes – from thatched cottages to stone farmhouses, restored mills and barn conversions. Jules Hudson is well placed to talk about conservation and renovation issues too, having trained as an archaeologist and renovated his own historic house. He has been a presenter on BBC’s Escape to the Country since 2007. The programme has run on daytime BBC1 since 2002, and is now in its eighteenth series. Each week it helps urban buyers find their dream home in rural Britain by showing them three specially selected properties. Along the way the programme tells us about the landscape and history of each area.
Categories: Travel

Handbook of Federal Countries 2002

Handbook of Federal Countries  2002

This Handbook of Federal Countries includes articles about 25 countries that either classify themselves as federations ... We cannot escape the fact that " federal , ” “ federalist ” and “ federalism ” are , in many parts of the world ...

Author: Ann Griffiths

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773525114

Category: Political Science

Page: 534

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For more than two centuries federalism has provided an example of how people can live together even as they maintain their diversity. While the implosion of the former Yugoslavia illustrates that federalism is not, and cannot be, a panacea, its abiding success in other countries shows that it is a system worth examining. The Handbook of Federal Countries, 2002, a project of the Forum of Federations – an international network that seeks to strengthen democratic governance by promoting dialogue on and understanding of the values, practices, principles, and possibilities of federalism – does exactly this, incorporating available information about existing federations in one place for easy, convenient reference.The Handbook of Federal Countries, 2002 includes articles on the twenty-one countries that classify themselves as federations as well as four whose systems incorporate sufficient elements of federalism that it is useful to include them. These articles – written by authors around the world – examine the development, institutions, constitutions, and dynamics of federalism and include tables containing current political/geographic and economic/social information. The Handbook also includes four comparative papers, each of which examines a theme of concern to federal countries: foreign policy in an era of globalization that increasingly encroaches on the jurisdiction of constituent units and demands their active participation; use of federalism to accommodate minorities; distribution of resources and power (fiscal federalism); and issues relating to regional autonomy and federalism in a European context.
Categories: Political Science

Christmas at Bay Tree Cottage Christmas in the Country Book 2

Christmas at Bay Tree Cottage  Christmas in the Country  Book 2

My gut instinct, immediately after the accident, had been to sell the cottage, just to escape that prevailing sense that something was missing. ... But reading a book out aloud, well, it wrapped us both in a cocoon.

Author: Linn B. Halton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008261306

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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‘The perfect Christmas read to touch the heart’ Bestselling author Christie Barlow
Categories: Fiction

Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions

Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions

After all, as with other areas of commercial export of goods and services in a foreign country, civilian individuals would normally be subject to the domestic jurisdiction of the host state, referring to the state in which the service ...

Author: Knud Erik Jørgensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415539463

Category: Political Science

Page: 514

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This Handbook addresses the increasingly contested issue of profound political importance: Europe's presence in multilateral institutions. It assesses both the evolving role of Europe in international institutions, and the transformations in international institutions themselves.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy

At the end of a process that was at times painful (as in the case of Chile), some Latin American countries managed to escape from a political economy deformed by ideological prisms and to free themselves from the maximalist models ...

Author: Javier Santiso

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199747504

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 633

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Understanding Latin America's recent economic performance calls for a multidisciplinary analysis. This handbook looks at the interaction of economics and politics in the region and includes a number of contributions from top academic experts who have also served as key policy makers (a former president, ministers of finance, a central bank governor), reflecting upon the challenges of reform.
Categories: Business & Economics

Walled Gardens

Walled Gardens

In this book, he looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage.The walled garden was once an essential component of every country house, its shelter providing ideal ...

Author: Jules Hudson

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 9781909881969

Category: Architecture

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BBC presenter Jules Hudson (Countryfile, Escape to the Country) is passionate about walled gardens. In this book, he looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage.The walled garden was once an essential component of every country house, its shelter providing ideal conditions for growing food, flowers and medicine. This book from the National Trust looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage.Walled gardens are a feature of British gardening history. In the late 18th century, gardens became status symbols, with aristocrats vying to grow ever more exotic fruits – ushering in innovations such as glasshouses and even heated walls. With the First and Second World Wars many of these gardens fell into disrepair, but renovated ones feature at many key National Trust properties and remain a source of pride and fascination today.
Categories: Architecture

The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream

The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream

As Boorstin notes, the United States has always been a land of dreams, where the aspirations of people from all over the globe who wished to escape countries encumbered with rich ...

Author: Robert C. Hauhart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000385526

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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What do we mean by the American dream? Can we define it? Or does any discussion of the phrase end inconclusively, the solid turned liquid—like ice melting? Do we know whether the American dream motivates and inspires or, alternately, obscures and deceives? The Routledge Handbook on the American Dream offers distinctive, authoritative, original essays by well-known scholars that address the social, economic, historical, philosophic, legal, and cultural dimensions of the American dream for the twenty-first century. The American dream, first discussed and defined in print by James Truslow Adams’s The Epic of America (1931), has become nearly synonymous with being American. Adams’s definition, although known to scholars, is often lost in our ubiquitous use of the term. When used today, the iconic phrase seems to encapsulate every fashion, fad, trend, association, or image the user identifies with the United States or American life. The American dream’s ubiquity, though, argues eloquently for a deeper understanding of its heritage, its implications, and its impact—to be found in this first research handbook ever published on the topic.
Categories: Social Science

A Country Escape

A Country Escape

Fran has always wanted to be a farmer.

Author: Katie Fforde

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 009957943X

Category: Cotswold Hills (England)

Page: 400

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Fran has made the brave decision to move into a beautiful but run-down farm in the Cotswolds. She has one year to make a success of it and to prove to herself and to the old lady who owns it that she can manage it on her own. But can she ? She is going to need a lot of help. Not least from her very eligible neighbour next door.
Categories: Cotswold Hills (England)

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

Despite this security, POWs attempted to escape. ... when he worried that “the enemy would deliberately arrange to have some of their trained saboteurs captured by us with the hope that they might later escape while in this country.

Author: Christos Frentzos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135071028

Category: History

Page: 400

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The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States in the modern period. Each chapter begins with a brief introductory essay that provides context for the topical essays that follow by providing a concise narrative of the period, highlighting some of the scholarly debates and interpretive schools of thought as well as the current state of the academic field. Starting after the Civil War, the chapters chronicle America's rise toward empire, first at home and then overseas, culminating in September 11, 2001 and the War on Terror. With authoritative and vividly written chapters by both leading scholars and new talent, maps and illustrations, and lists of further readings, this state-of-the-field handbook will be a go-to reference for every American history scholar's bookshelf.
Categories: History