Books and programmes which inspire!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

People take inspiration from so many different sources but I thought I should share a few of mine!
'The 1940s house'. I LOVED this television series (I rarely watch the gogglebox so it had to be good!). I think we have so much to learn from this period in our recent history. They valiantly fought a war then, our new war is on waste!
'Tales from the green valley'. This is a must see. Beautifully filmed and the whole series just makes you want to move in!!! The same team made the recently shown 'Victorian Farm'.
Both are available via http://www.amazon.co.uk/
And books.... well there are so many!!!
I personally collect out of print handcraft manuals which I find fascinating to read last thing at night. Old cookery books, likewise are a favourite. There have been recent reprints of wartime issued literature which are very interesting.
An example can be viewed here.
I have every copy of the original 'Home Farm' self sufficiency magazines, first published in the 1970's when so many people were inspired to be self reliant. They hold a mine of knowledge.
I bet you have a book or a film that inspires you! If you do then please share it here, it may inspire someone else to do great things on the new homefront.

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  1. My inspirations are pretty much the same as yours especially Tales From the Green Valley. I spent a weekend there a couple of years ago doing a course tutored by Stuart Peachey and there's a post on my blog about it. I have a big collection of cookery and household management books from the 1930s and 1940s too, I've collected them all my married life.

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