The Crocodile by the Door : The Story of a House,

The Crocodile by the Door : The Story of a House,

Author: Selina Guinness
€6.50
`The Crocodile by the Door` by Selina Guinness is a remarkable, compelling and moving memoir of a farm, a family and a home. When Selina Guinness and her partner Colin, both young academics, moved in with Selina's uncle Charles, an elderly bachelor, they had no idea what the coming years held for them: a crash course in farming, tense discussions with helicopter-borne property developers, human tragedy, and the challenge of dragging a quasi-feudal estate at the edge of Dublin into the twenty-first century. `The Crocodile by the Door` - a dazzling debut memoir that will appeal to fans of Edmund de Waal, William Fiennes and Richard Benson's `The Farm` - tells this remarkable story. Selina Guinness lives in the Dublin mountains with her husband, their children, and a lot of sheep. `The Crocodile by the Door` is her first book. `Something close to a small masterpiece ...enchanting and hopeful`. (Miranda Seymour, `Daily Telegraph` (five stars)). `Guinness is an astute observer and stylish chronicler of landscape, architecture and human character ...she describes her domestic setbacks and achievements with engaging candour`. (`Irish Times`). show more
Book Title The Crocodile by the Door : The Story of a House,
Author Selina Guinness
`The Crocodile by the Door` by Selina Guinness is a remarkable, compelling and moving memoir of a farm, a family and a home. When Selina Guinness and her partner Colin, both young academics, moved in with Selina's uncle Charles, an elderly bachelor, they had no idea what the coming years held for them: a crash course in farming, tense discussions with helicopter-borne property developers, human tragedy, and the challenge of dragging a quasi-feudal estate at the edge of Dublin into the twenty-first century. `The Crocodile by the Door` - a dazzling debut memoir that will appeal to fans of Edmund de Waal, William Fiennes and Richard Benson's `The Farm` - tells this remarkable story. Selina Guinness lives in the Dublin mountains with her husband, their children, and a lot of sheep. `The Crocodile by the Door` is her first book. `Something close to a small masterpiece ...enchanting and hopeful`. (Miranda Seymour, `Daily Telegraph` (five stars)). `Guinness is an astute observer and stylish chronicler of landscape, architecture and human character ...she describes her domestic setbacks and achievements with engaging candour`. (`Irish Times`). show more