|18 May 2020|
One of the commonest dreams of those who do not live in a cottage in the country is to do just that. Preferably one with low lintels, hollyhocks up the walls, and those Beatrix Potter diamond-leaded windows like Mrs. Tiggywinkle`s. The fact that those dreams may not be very well-informed or practical does not detract from their intensity or their vividness. Any more than those of the small boy who wants to be an astronaut or the teenage girl who wants to be a pop star.
Berwick Coates was lucky. Twice over. Firstly because he did it, and secondly because he wasn`t even trying at the time. It just sort of happened.
Roses round the Door is an account of how it happened, and what happened when it did happen.
Berwick's book is now available on The Book Depository website and can be purchased HERE