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The Gentle Art of Domesticity | Hardback

Released on 16 June 2009

Author: Jane Brocket | Format: Hardback

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Jane Brocket delights in domesticity. Lively, curious and creative, she takes inspiration from her surroundings, from art, literature and nature and, through the gentle arts of knitting, baking and sewing, enhances her family life. From angora cushions to gingerbread houses, from crochet blankets to geometric quilts, she injects her home with colour, beauty and fun. The result is a gorgeous, unusual and inspirational commonplace book, full of wit, whimsy and stunning photographs. Jane's fresh and thoughtful take on life will make you look at the world with new eyes. Whether you want to emulate her hand-knitted socks and colourful cupcakes or simply share her pleasure in life's small details, you will delight in the glorious synthesis of craft, style and intellectual pleasures. "The Gentle Art of Domesticity" is a heavenly feast, celebrating everything that is wonderful about life.

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If you love colour, baking, sewing, painting, decorating, knitting, gardening, reading and anything else crafty then you will love this book.

I love just a few of the above, and to be honest was attracted to this book at first by its front cover and photo's inside.

But then...

I read it...

Wow. She has really managed to master a way to brighten up our "house wifey" lives. Teaching us to not be boring but to be daring and extravagent. Its full of ideas and advice, and just generally full of nice sparkley, colourful and yummy things.

Its the perfect gift for a Bride to be or your mum or your daughter.

In my case, it is the perfect gift for yourself.

I think every women who owns a house should own this book.

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AuthorJane Brocket
PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division (United Kingdom)
FormatHardback - 256 Pages