Tuesday 3 November 2020

November Book Tuesday

 Here are a couple of books for you to consider on this fine November Book Tuesday!

Thanks for Reading
Victorian Society of Alberta

Settling In, Early Homes of Western Canada
- by Faye Reineberg Holt

Moving and settling in have always been a part of prairie life. From teepees to soddies, mail-order houses to mansions, early homes on the Canadian prairies were as diverse as the people who lived in them.

When newcomers from other cultures and places arrived in western Canada, one of their first tasks was to build a shelter for themselves and their families. Settling In details the different lifestyles, cultural expectations, and construction techniques of First Nations, explorers, fur traders, missionaries, NWMP, and pioneer settlers as they built dwellings in the often inhospitable prairie climate and turned houses into homes.

Archival photographs provide a visual record of the enormous variety and ingenuity characteristic of early prairie architecture in the late 1890s and early 1900s.

Edwardian Farm
– by Alex Langlands, Ruth Goodman & Peter Ginn

Following on from the hit BBC series Victorian Farm, this book accompanies a new 12-part BBC series. This time, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands, and Peter Ginn take a leap forward in time to immerse themselves in an Edwardian community in the West Country. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Morwellham Quay was situated in a bustling and commercially prosperous region—a stunning rural landscape encompassing rolling farmland, wild moorland, tidal river, coast, and forest, which supported a vibrant and diverse economy. Ruth, Peter, and Alex will spend a year exploring all aspects of this working landscape—restoring boats, buildings, and equipment; cultivating crops; fishing; rearing animals; and rediscovering the lost heritage of this fascinating era as well as facing the challenges of increasingly commercial farming practices, fishing, and community events.

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