Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage.
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‘Extremely entertaining, funny and beautifully written’
Katie Jarvis, Cotswold Life Magazine‘
‘I fell about laughing. Diz writes about the Cotswolds with such passion, too’
Debbie McGee, BBC
An English actress and comedy writer returns from Hollywood to her homeland to buy a cottage in the Cotswolds, the most beautiful part of Britain. Her exciting search turns into a laugh-out-loud, good life, foodie, meet the eccentric locals, cliff hanging, explore the idyllic Cotswolds fun read as she finds the sense of community lacking in her urban existence and decides ‘It doesn’t get much better than this!’
After British-born, Diz White found herself craving Yorkshire Pudding at every meal she knew her roots were pulling her back from Hollywood to her homeland.
It was time to buy a Cotswolds Cottage!
Her roller-coaster search doubles as a travel-tour (travel guide included) that takes in every delight of the Cotswolds: historic sites, hog roasts, hiking the Cotswolds Way and pub walks with her husband, sometimes bagging the walk in favor of a slightly boozy lunch. There were highs, heartbreaks and cliff-hangers as she scrambled between Hollywood, taking every wacky acting job offered, and the Cotswolds, looking for a cottage bargain. On the way she was charged by a bull named Chasin’ Mason, auditioned for the hind end of a horse and was trampled by thirty children while wearing a bear suit. But the fondness she developed for this region and its vivid inhabitants gave her a feeling of community missing from her busy urban existence. Will this author’s dream become a reality? Find out in this witty love note to the Cotswolds.
Photographs by Randall Montgomery.
- Doubles as an informative travel-tour of the Cotswolds
- Valuable Visitor’s Guide Included
- Laugh-out-loud Bill Bryson (Notes from a Small Island)-style humor
- Donation to Cotswolds Conservation organizations from book’s proceeds
British-born Diz White divides her time between the Cotswolds, writing books about this beautiful area and an acting and writing career in Hollywood – credits include Star Trek Next Generation and Bullshot (HandMade Films). She also wrote Haunted Cotswolds (The History Press), Haunted Cheltenham (The History Press) and produced with her husband GHOSTS OF GREAT BRITAIN COLLECTION – Haunted Cotswolds DVD (Available on Amazon).
Cotswolds Memoir is published by Larrabee Libraries, a Division of Larrabee Industries
“Cotswolds Memoir wakes us up to the joys on our doorstep”
Sue Bradley, Gloucestershire Echo
“A rip-roaring new book”
Tristan Cork, West Country Life Magazine
“It’s enchanting …very funny…..Diz White has written a book that paints a nostalgic and affectionate canvas.”
Steven Leigh Morris, Los Angeles Weekly
“This book is captivating and enchanting… the writing is fluid, warm, and friendly. Diz draws the reader into her heart from the moment the book opens. She uses all the senses, like taste, scents and sight to get the reader involved in the drama. There are many physical images of her excursions and her quest.
Although it doesn’t seem like buying a cottage would make for an exciting story, Diz has made it into a delightful and fun-filled adventure.
It will be easy for the reader to relate to her problems and sympathize. Wisdom about life and human foibles filter through the anecdotes and struggles. More entertaining than Under the Tuscan Sun”
Bill Greenleaf, Greenleaf Literary Magazine
I sit here smiling because I have just read a delicious book… I am having a cup of tea and looking out into my garden and wishing with every breath that I was in the Cotswolds…
The book is Cotswold Memoirs written by a very funny comedienne, actress and brilliant writer. Diz White and her husband Randy decided to look for a cottage in the Cotswolds to eventually become their home.
It is a magical journey and the characters that pop up along the way are unique. The people, and the adventure, along with very hilarious events, become the guides to this end, beautifully painted with words that turn into illustrations.
This charming memoir will allow you to see the Cotswolds with color, charm, comedy, and so many stories to share. This is the most entertaining comedy you will ever read.
I will be going to the Cotswolds soon and you, too, might travel to this magical place…maybe we will meet in a quaint old shop or a lush green meadow or just strolling through the countryside. Maybe, just maybe, I will see you there.
Linda Cook, review.
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