A Home for All Seasons

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Gavin Plumley considered himself a distinctly urban being, until he met his rural husband, Alastair. Together, they bought Stepps House – a three-storey building in Pembridge, Herefordshire – on love at first sight. But then came the inevitable question from an insurance salesman: ‘How old is it?’ With ancient beams crossing the ceiling, the date they’d been given of 1800 seemed out by centuries. As Gavin traced Stepps House through various hands and eras, he saw the picture of a past emerge that resonates powerfully with our present. A hybrid work of domestic history and European art, of memoir and landscape, this book is both grand in its sweep and intimate in its account of life on the edge of England.

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‘Charming – a love-letter to home, history, and nature.’LEAH BROAD, Author of Quartet’A tender and illuminating history of an overlooked world.’HORATIO CLARE’Truly a revelation on every page.’PETROC TRELAWNY’A richly textured book, replete with illuminating discoveries and observations.’ COUNTRY LIFE ‘A wide-ranging meditation on place and past.’LITERARY REVIEWGavin considered himself an urban being… until he met his husband, Alastair. Together, they bought Stepps House in Pembridge, Herefordshire – on love at first sight. But then came the question: ‘How old is it?’ With its ancient beams, the date they’d been given seemed out by centuries. As Gavin traced Stepps House through various hands and eras, he saw a past emerge that resonates powerfully with our present.Mixing history and art, memoir and landscape, A Home for All Seasons is grand in its sweep and intimate in its account of rural life.

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Weight 0.21 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 13 × 2.2 cm
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