Mary Bacon's World: A Farmer's Wife in Eighteenth-Century Hampshire.
An 18th c. farmer's wife, a contemporary of Jane Austen living in Hampshire, Mary recorded anything of interest in her ledger. Recipes, medicinal cures, weather, religious musings. Chawton House Library associate and bibliographer Ruth Facer discovered her ledger and here presents the material with additional background, plus a selection of beautiful color plates and b&w illustrations. A treasure for anyone interested in the details of life in Hampshire during Austen's time. A one-of-a-kind experience! UK: Threshold Press, 2010. Paper. NEW. $38.00