Castles in the Air

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 06 Jan 2005
When Judy Corbett caught sight of a great stone mansion in the craggy wilds of north Wales, she had little idea of the adventure on which she was about to embark. She and her husband, Peter, had long dreamed of buying an old ruin and escaping the pace and excesses of modern life. But it was only when they had moved into the vandalized, squalidly filthy, cold and wet Gwydir Castle that they began to realize what restoration dramas lay ahead. Restoring the 16th-century castle, which reduced the couple to near penury, turned their lives into a curious blend of real and imaginary, past and present. But the magic of the place, its history and the landscape, ensured that they stayed to tell this charming, deeply romantic tale of escape and homecoming.
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ISBN-13: 9780091897314
ISBN-10: 0091897319
Pagini: 308
Ilustrații: illustrations
Dimensiuni: 128 x 201 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.22 kg
Editura: Ebury Publishing
Locul publicării: United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Judy Corbett is an antiquarian bookbinder. Her husband Peter Welford is an architectural historian and painter. Despite its glittering history (monarchs from King Charles I to Queen Mary have stayed here) and its grand dimensions - about 10,000 square feet divided into fifty rooms - Gwydir is very much the Welford's home.


"Hugely enjoyable ... Corbett writes with great style and energy" Daily Mail "Funny and intensely romantic" Sunday Telegraph "A fascinating account of leaving London for the wilds of North Wales to restore a crumbling castle" Good Housekeeping "Beautifully descriptive, this is a tale that reverberates with romance, suspense and great humour " Good Book Guide