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The Village Carpenter Paperback – January 1, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0941533188 ISBN-10: 0941533182 Edition: New edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: New Amsterdam Books; New edition edition (January 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0941533182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0941533188
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,833,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The reader glories in the vivid descriptions of skill, tools, community, and craft....Charming. (Gregory Kealy Forest and Conservation History)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 26, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a lovely little book I first heard about while on assignment in Scotland. It's a welcome counterbalance to the plastic, tarmac, neon, speed, and shallowness that characterize much of western life these days. Nicely written by a man who makes no pretense of being a writer, but who cares deeply about craftsmanship, respect for some of the vanishing ways of the past, and about simplicity and substance. I was more than pleasantly surprised by this book. Learned quite a bit about life and joinery in turn of the century Buckinghamshire too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Clarke Green on January 5, 2000
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History is at its most compelling when it comes to us from an individual account. The author experienced the village carpenter's craft through some momentous changes from 1890-1930. This rare glimpse into a carpenters shop as it was will appeal to anyone who likes a good story and especially to those who have a reverence for wood.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Snowman on June 8, 2011
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I like the book and the writing - its a nice slow look at a time past and that may come again.

The construction of the book itself, however, is poor. It started to come apart the moment I started reading it. Pages just started coming out. It's a sad counterpoint to read about a time when things were made with an effort in a book made by modern publishing that clearly was just slammed together.
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