England as You Like It

England as You Like It Tucked into the deep hills of western Dorset just off the major tourist routes across England Chedington is so small that its handful of cottages doesn t even appear on some large scale maps Here f

  • Title: England as You Like It
  • Author: Susan Allen Toth
  • ISBN: 9780345401908
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tucked into the deep hills of western Dorset, just off the major tourist routes across England, Chedington is so small that its handful of cottages doesn t even appear on some large scale maps Here, far from crowds that haunt Blenheim Palace, Stonehenge, Stratford upon Avon, or Haworth, I find the England of my dreams quiet, pastoral, and sometimes endearingly eccentric Tucked into the deep hills of western Dorset, just off the major tourist routes across England, Chedington is so small that its handful of cottages doesn t even appear on some large scale maps Here, far from crowds that haunt Blenheim Palace, Stonehenge, Stratford upon Avon, or Haworth, I find the England of my dreams quiet, pastoral, and sometimes endearingly eccentric Join Susan Allen Toth as she takes you along on her fascinating journeys to London, to enchanting gardens, to a fairy tale castle on the Cornish coast with a history laden past and to sights both hidden and known With a novelist s eye for detail and an intrepid traveler s love of adventure, Ms Toth reveals the secrets of impeccable preparation, while leaving plenty of room for surprising discoveries And ever practical, she offers her experience on how to keep a travel journal, how to be your own travel agent, how much time to allow for your visits, as well as the pleasures of bed and breakfasts, supermarket souvenirs, and hidden gardens in the city of London Lively, trenchant, personal, and above all, entertaining, England As You Like It puts the armchair and real life traveler under the wing of a seasoned and multitalented tour guide A delightfully written book full of anecdotes and tips, lived and learned by the author Toth s personable style makes readers feel as though they are actually traveling with her through the charming corners and coves of Great Britain The Toronto Sun

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    About “Susan Allen Toth

    • Susan Allen Toth

      Ms Toth graduated from Smith College and Berkeley and received a Ph.D from the University of Minnesota in 1969 She taught English at San Francisco State College and now teaches at Macalester College in Minnesota Toth has contributed articles and stories to a wide range of magazines and newspapers She has written two memoirs Blooming A Small Town Girlhood 1981 and Ivy Days Making My Way Out East 1984 She has also written a series of books on England, including My Love Affair with England 1992 , England as You Like It 1995 , England for All Seasons 1997 , and Victoria, the Heart of England A Journey of Discovery 1999.



    363 thoughts on “England as You Like It

    • I quite enjoyed this travel guide. True, it begins with a couple of chapters that are now seriously outdated (this book was written in the early 90's, slightly before the Internet could be used for travel research & bookings, and in the long-ago days when you could overpack as much as you wanted for a flight and bring all sorts of food and drink on the plane, etc.)But then the author gets into the meat of the book. I enjoyed her chapter on how to keep a travel journal, and why it can be so d [...]


    • This was a really good travel book, have so many things marked to see/walk when I finally get over there!


    • Although badly out update, having been written before the Internet or even email, this sweet book captures what I love about traveling in England. I've passed it on to my sister who is also enjoying it and she is going to give it to her friend Suzette. The author captures the allure of repeated travel which always brings unexpected, charming, and often quirky and counters. Delightful.


    • This is a lovely read, even if I weren't planning a trip to England (which I am). She makes an excellent case for taking charge of your own trip planning and gives practical ideas as well as a philosophy of traveling that is inspiring.


    • I stumbled upon England as You Like It by Susan Allen Toth at my local library, a battered, slightly outdated (1996) gem of a travel book that has inspired and delighted me. Toth is a writer who celebrates her life-long love affair with England, and in this book (one of several on that subject) she gives practical advice about how she plans her trips, as well as including brief, informative chapters on some of her favorite discoveries along the way.Toth subscribes to a "thumbprint" idea of trave [...]


    • The reason I bought this book (besides the fact that I like England and old travel books) was the personalized autograph, and the un-sent postcard I found in the pages. I like to wonder why the previous owners got rid of the book, especially since the autograph seemed to suggest that they knew the author personally.If I were them, it might have been the author's obsession with gardens. Yes, I can appreciate a well-kept garden, but do we really need to hear about every one she's ever been to, in [...]


    • I enjoyed this lovely book on England (and Scotland) very much. Susan Allen Toth's passion and excitement for England is palpable on every page, which, as someone who shares that sentiment, I absolutely love. The first part of the book seemed like it was more geared toward first-time visitors to England, with advice on everything from coping with air travel in coach to finding souvenirs, packing, and booking accommodations. Our travel styles are completely different, so I didn't find this part p [...]


    • In some ways a continuation of her earlier book . As with her previous book her way of writing brings you along on her trips nd leaves you feeling as if you’d been there too. The subtitle of this book is ‘And Independent Traveler’s Companion’ and she does go to some very delightful, out of the way places. She views St. Michael’s Mount with envy and is very fond of the southwest part of England; Cornwall ad Devon. In speaking of DuMaurier Country she recalls her delight of finding Carcl [...]


    • I appreciate Toth’s habit of heading off the beaten track, as well as her practice of balancing comfort with frugality. Her suggestions are, “always seasoned by experience and caution, with a substantial dash of adventure and a huge dollop of curiosity.” (p. 4)Her best traveling tip is to spend a week in one area (no bigger than a thumbprint on the map) while exploring its museums, beaches, gardens, churches, shops, etc. This relaxed type of trip has more appeal to me than one where you tr [...]


    • I enjoyed this book. I travel the way she does. Though I rarely rent a place to stay for a week I also enjoy becoming immersed in one spot and getting to know the surrounding area, the people, the pubs, the shops, etc. Yesterday when I picked this up I planned to skim it. Today - I'm finished. It was published in the early 90's so all mention of prices are outdated. Aside from that it's perfect for an armchair traveler waiting for the next time you go!


    • I shouldn't really say I "read" this book. Rather I read a couple of chapters and flipped through the rest. Still, if you aren't a seasoned traveler and want to set up your own arrangements, this book offers some great advice.


    • My mom introduced me to this book - I loved it because I've visited England several times and the author & her husband would take a month and randomly pick a spot in England, rent a house and spend the month exploring the area. A great idea and her thoughts make you want to go and do the same!




    • Read this many times in college. Really liked her descriptions of "heavy packing," eating in England, and a few other chapters.



    • Sequel to My Love Affair with England. She takes readers along on her journeys to London, to enchanting gardens, to the Cornish coast and many other sights both known and hidden.


    • This was the first book I read by this author. I'm an Anglophile & reading this book made me feel as though I was with the author as she travelled in England. It was a wonderful trip!



    • A merry romp through the author's favorite secluded walks in Cornwall and Dorset, but especially an amusing look at travel planning BEFORE the internet, c. 1995.




    • The author's 'My Love of Affair with England' garnered huge amounts of fan mail who queried her: 'How do we plan our trip?' - Excellent resource and as nicely written as the first book.



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