Castles in the Air: The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion

Castles in the Air: The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion

by Judy Corbett
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Castles in the Air: The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion by Judy Corbett

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
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 479,913
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Castles in the Air: The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Awesome....!Beautiful....!Wonderful....!I really enjoy it.....!
booksandteainthemorning More than 1 year ago
This is quite a tale of love, perseverance, restoration, and friendships. Judy and Peter, a young couple from the UK, purchase a dilapidated castle in Wales. There is so much more to this adventure, however, than mere renovations. The reader will discover humor, local characters, a couple of ghosts, animals, and community. Highly recommended!!!