Monday, November 25, 2019

Mailbox Thanksgiving Monday: Two New Books

Holiday festivities are in full swing at my house, with family in town and pie baking begun. I almost forgot to post about the books that came into my house last week.

The English Country House by James Peill, with Foreword by Julian Fellowes and photos by James Fennell. I've had my eye on this and Hubby got it for me for an anniversary present.

From the book description:
Stately, grand, and a testament to the generations who have cared for them, the 10 English country houses featured in this volume are architecturally distinctive and filled with evocative family memorabilia, from commissioned portraits to monogrammed heirloom dinner services to the bells that once summoned the downstairs staff. Like the fictional Downton Abbey, these real homes are still in the hands of descendants of the original owners.

The Other Oregon: People, Environment, and History East of the Cascades by Thomas R. Cox, new from OSU Press. Eastern Oregon is geographically and historically different than the soggy stretch of Oregon from Portland, down I-5 to California. This new book explores the culture and history of this "Other Oregon" and its relevance to the larger world.

From the back cover:
Written in clear and engaging prose and informed by extensive research, The Other Oregon is a multidisciplinary work that ranges widely through a diverse and often underappreciated land, drawing on the fields of environmental history, cultural and physical geography, and natural resource management to tell a comprehensive and compelling story.

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday, a weekly "show & tell" blog event where participants share the books they acquired the week before. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is graciously hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.



  1. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Happy Mailbox!!

    ENJOY your week.

  2. Enjoy holidays with your family.
    Both of these books look really good.
    Happy Reading!

  3. Looks like some interesting reading ahead. Happy Thanksgiving


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