A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

Falling in Love With the English Countryside

Book - 2013
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The author presents a hand written, illustrated account of her two months exploring the English countryside.
Publisher: Edgartown, MA : Vineyard Stories, [2013]
Copyright Date: ℗♭2013
ISBN: 9780996044042
Branch Call Number: 914.2 BRA
Characteristics: 259 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm


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Nov 03, 2018

Lovely, lovely book, filled with Susan Branch's trademark watercolors and hand-lettered text, that will leave you longing to visit the English countryside yourself. Can't get enough of Susan Branch books!

Aug 28, 2016

As previous reviewers, when I began to read this book, I thought it was too saccharine. Actually, I had attempted to read it before and returned it after enduring the author's sticky sweet explanation of her romantic life with her husband. Anyway, this book is worth the read after the initial tedium. I am pleased I gave it another chance.

In the form of a diary, the author details her travels to England with her husband, Joe. They visit many places through the National Trust. I enjoyed learning the history of many of their stops, including the homes of authors Kipling, Wordsworth, Austen and Beatrix Potter.

It is akin to looking at a scrapbook. There are photos, illustrations,recipes, and notes from their adventures.

This books provides a quaint means to travel to England, albeit vicariously!

Jun 08, 2016

If you can't go on a trip to England, at least you can travel along with Susan Branch and her husband through this charming book filled with photos and sweet stories about their wanderings and adventures.

Aug 04, 2015

I found little of interest in this travel journal. The font was a handwritten style, which made it difficult to read with any kind of consistent flow. On top of that, the writing style was not one that would likely keep one's attention unless you were a relative or descendant of the author.

Jul 16, 2015

This graphic novel-travel diary of the English countryside is my favorite read thus far with the Adult Summer Reading program.

What can I say, Susan Branch and her husband, Joe, charmed me. And now I want to visit England again. They went by ship.

Aug 02, 2014

Imagine living on Martha's Vineyard then going on the Queen Mary 2 and living in England for 2 months. Sweet sweet book.

hgeng63 Jun 26, 2014

Enjoyable--esp. the pictures & artwork!--but slightly inaccurate & a little too sentimental for my taste. (I prefer Marjolein Bastien.) Branch also gushes too much. She didn't go to the Brontes' Haworth!--but maybe she only went to National Trust properties?

Feb 24, 2014

As a confirmed Anglophile, this book is my dream. A diary of her 2 month trip to England.


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