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The Gentle Art of Domesticity: Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art and the Comforts of Home

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2008

    wonderful - cozy and inspiring. . .

    First, let me say - this is not a how-to book. If that's what you are expecting, you'll definitely be disappointed. This book is more of a commentary on Mrs. Brocket's lifestyle and her life philosophy. It's wonderfully written and includes a wealth of information and ideas. The whole book is just inspiring and uplifting. It gives you the cozy, warm feeling of home. I have been so excited and looking forward to this book, and it managed to exceed my high expectations.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    pure inspiration. jane brocket has a wonderful outlook on the ar

    pure inspiration. jane brocket has a wonderful outlook on the art of domesticity. her "just give it a go" and "do what you like, how you like it" attitude is infectious. thanks to jane, i attempted quilting after years of wanting to, but being too afraid to try.
    jane is not your ordinary, crafter, however. she's a wine master and literature major, as well. this is a very smart read, to be savored one essay or topic at a time. i don't know whether to call her "the intellectual's crafter" or the "crafting intellectual."
    it's a favorite that i've gifted a few times already and will do so again.
    ms. brocket also has a wonderful eye for color and photography. it's a visual delight as well as a good read.
    while not a "how to" book, per se, it will get you crafting. i dare you to read this book and then try to resist doing something creative of your own choice.
    this book is bliss.

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