Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art of Domesticity

We came back from town today with an absolute treasure of a book, Jane Brocket's (a.k.a. Yarnstorm) The Gentle Art of Domesticity, brimful with lovely things to make, eat, read and hibernate in, and all lovingly illustrated with her own photographs (taken with a "magic sensor" Fuji F30) to boot. The afternoon, with its warm, autumnal light, its freshly-brewed coffee and its box of yesterday-baked Yarnstorm flapjacks, seemed a perfect time for sitting in the garden and having a thorough read of this much-anticipated book. But Susie, after duly reminding us of the differences between domesticity and domestication (briefly delineated in the introduction of the book), had other ideas, mainly revolving around cat food.


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