The Simple Life – Fiona MacCarthy


Fiona MacCarthy’s book tells of a venturesome effort to enact an Edwardian Utopia in a small Cotswolds town. In 1902 C R Ashbee and his East London comrades moved to Chipping Campden, hoping to construct a socialistic, rural idyll. MacCarthy explores the impact of the experiment on the lives of the group and on the little town they occupied – tracing the Guild’s fortunes and misfortunes, hilarious and grave.

Product Description

Publisher: Faber & Faber
23.4 x15.6 cms
204 pages
Black and white

Author Details

Fiona MacCarthy
Fiona MacCarthy was a journalist and writer about design, as well as a prolific and distinguished biographer. She became the Design Correspondent of the Guardian and subsequently wrote for the Times and the Observer before concentrating on books.

Delivery Information

Royal Mail. Delivery Second class between 3 – 5 working days