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Cottage Economy

Download 01 - No.1: Introduction; Brewing Beer audio
Download 02 - No.2: Brewing Beer (continued) audio
Download 03 - No.3: Making Bread audio
Download 04 - No.4: Making Bread (cont.); Brewing Beer; Keeping Cows audio
Download 05 - No. 5: Keeping Cows (continued); Keeping Pigs audio
Download 06 - No. 6: Keeping Pigs (continued); Salting Mutton and Beef audio
Download 07 - No. 7, part 1: Bees; Geese; Ducks; Turkeys; Fowls; Pigeons audio
Download 08 - No. 7, part 2: Rabbits; Goats and Ewes; Candles and Rushes; Mustard; Dress, Household Goods, and Fuel; Hops; Yeast; Swedish Turnip audio
Download 09 - No. 8, part 1: English Straw Plat; Postscript on Brewing audio
Download 10 - No. 8, part 2: Ice Houses audio
Download 11 - Addition: Mangel Wurzel; Cobbett's Corn audio
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How can you tell when your pig is fat enough? Why should you never buy mustard? What's wrong with eating potatoes? Which is better, beer or tea? And what type of straw makes the best bonnets? William Cobbett is the man to ask. Here is his book of practical advice to the rural labouring 'cottager' (first published as a part-work in 1821-22), the precursor in many ways to the handbooks on self-sufficiency that today entice so many city-dwellers.

A champion of the rural working class at a time of huge social and industrial change, a radical politician and a prolific writer, Cobbett is opinionated, passionate and enlightening, making 'Cottage Economy' a fascinating and entertaining window on daily life for the smallholders of his day, and still inspirational, almost 200 years later, to those who seek 'a good living' as the foundation of happiness.

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