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Our Hearts Are in England (Victoria) (Hardcover)
Join us in dreaming of a world of stunning beauty overflowing with heritage, enduring romantic charm, and incomparable grace. From the editors of Victoria magazine, Our Hearts Are in England invites you to travel along scenic byways to visit quaint villages, glorious gardens, and quintessential cottages. Filled with lush photography and enchanting prose, this exquisitely bound hardcover book is one to savor as we voyage together in search of England's very essence.
Our Hearts Are in England offers an impassioned salute to one of our most cherished destinations. From rolling hills dotted with sheep in the Cotswolds to charming little towns clustered along the country's rugged shorelines, peaceful villages beckon us to slow down and drink in their pastoral beauty. Wonders abound in history-steeped sites, including the former homes of William Morris, leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement, and literary legends Beatrix Potter in the Lake District and Jane Austen in the sophisticated town of Bath. Become immersed in the Victorian splendor of Highclere Castle, the magnificent backdrop for the television series Downton Abbey and its fictional Crawley family, who came to be adored by millions worldwide. Behind the brick walls and hedges surrounding the David Austin rose gardens in Shropshire, techniques for their care and cultivation from expert garden designer Michael Marriott mingle with the heady redolence of hundreds of exquisite blossoms. And what can compare to the elegant appeal of London, where such notable destinations as The Ritz, Portobello Road, and Kensington Palace await? We also step inside the atelier of Catherine Walker & Co., couture designer to British royalty Diana, Princess of Wales, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Through Our Hearts Are in England, enjoy the people, homes, and sites that make England truly remarkable. This beautifully designed volume is replete with stories to inspire your own adventures, whether they unfold from your favorite armchair or by plane and train. Timeless traditions, including the custom of afternoon tea, reflect a genteel spirit also displayed through the art of needlework and lovingly tended gardens. Brew a cup of your favorite blend, and settle in a cozy corner with Our Hearts Are in England to explore--and to celebrate--this treasured isle that we love so well.