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Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage

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ISBN: 9780957116207
Publisher: Larrabee Libraries: A Division of Larrabee In
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 190
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The ultimate laugh-out-loud, good life, house-hunting, foodie, travel-tour, meet the eccentric locals, roller-coaster cliff hanger, fun memoir. A love note to the Cotswolds, one of the most beautiful regions of England.

After British-born, comedy actress Diz White found herself craving Yorkshire Pudding at every meal she knew her roots were pulling her back from Hollywood to her homeland.

It was time to buy a Cotswolds Cottage!

Her roller-coaster, often laugh-out-loud, search doubles as a travel-tour (travel guide included) that takes in every delight of the Cotswolds: historic sites, hog roasts, hiking the Cotswolds Way and pub walks with her husband, often bagging the walk in favor of a slightly boozy lunch. There were highs, heartbreaks and cliff-hangers as she scrambled between Hollywood, taking every wacky acting job offered, and the Cotswolds, looking for a cottage bargain. On the way she was charged by a bull named Chasin' Mason, auditioned for the hind end of a horse and was trampled by thirty children while wearing a bear suit. But the fondness she developed for this region and its vivid inhabitants gave her a feeling of community missing from her busy urban existence. Will this author's dream become a reality? Find out in this witty love note to the Cotswolds.

'Extremely entertaining, funny and beautifully written.' 
            Katie Jarvis Cotswold Life Magazine

 'I fell about laughing at Diz White's book, her hilarious showbiz stories woven into her hunt for a cottage are a hoot.... her writing allows you to not only imagine you are there but to feel you have embraced the heart of the Cotswolds. A great holiday read or a great read anytime.'
            Debbie McGee BBC Radio Berkshire


'It's enchanting....very funny. Diz White paints a nostalgic and affectionate canvas.' 
            Steven Leigh Morris, Critic-at-Large L.A. Weekly
 
Cotswolds Memoir is a rip-roaring new book'
            Tristan Cork, Western Daily Press 
 
'Wakes us up to the joys on our doorstep.' 
            Sue Bradley, Gloucestershire Echo
 
 'More entertaining than Under the Tuscan Sun.' 
            William Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary

'Cotswolds Memoir will hook you from the very first page. It's well researched with good information - it has a great travel guide at the end - but is also filled with entertaining anecdotes. If you haven't visited the Cotswolds - or even if you have - you'll want to pack your bags and go!'
            Monica B. Morris Goodnight Children Everywhere 
 
'As enchanting as Bill Bryson's Notes From a Small Island.'
            Wanda Ventham 
            Actress/Cotswold resident, Midsomer Murders, Dr Who 

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