i was hoping to get a book that is somewhat along the line of the " back to basics" idea , with ideas and recipes and such . i was greatly mistaken ! i concur with the previous reviewers who also were disappointed . i skimmed through the book looking for redeeming pages of info , but there were none .
if you are interested in 266 pages of ramblings and other musings ... the book is for you . if on the other hand you want concrete information , hints and actual useful pieces of insights from long ago ... i;d forget about this book and rather invest time and money in "the complete encyclopedia of country living " by emory .