“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
Post)
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Friday, July 3, 2009

A little cottage in the country...

Our bloggy friend Melissa at Smitten by Britain sent us this beautiful (and award-winning!) photo of Anne Hathaway's cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon. Parts of this fabulous building are apparently pre-15th century, though of course many changes and improvements have been made over the years, including the addition of fireplaces in the 16th century. A far cry from our tiny thatched cottage in Rattlesden, though the two are probably contemporary!
Email us your best shot of England! If we post it, we'll link back of course. Thanks Melissa!

7 comments:

smitten by britain said...

No, thank YOU and not bad for a twenty year old photo that had to be scanned into the computer huh? That's right, taken with something called film. (Gasp!) ;-)
Too bad about Andy Murray today, eh? I was pulling for him something fierce.
Hope you enjoy your long weekend.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Wow! Wonderful photo of a wonderful place!

Duchess of Tea said...

Oh! this brings back lovely memories of my recent trip to my beloved England. The cottage was amazing. A wonderful weekend wish to all

Amy said...

What a great photo, looks like a cozy (not so little) cottage!

Maggie said...

What a beautiful place... it looks so very grand for a cottage! Love the gardens too!

parTea lady said...

That is a beautiful cottage. I'd like to visit Stratford-upon-Avon some day. It seems to have so many lovely Tudor buildings and wonderful gardens.

Emm said...

Wow. That is an amazing photo! I cannot believe it is 20 years old!