Wednesday, August 10, 2011

About a Beautiful Book and a Give Away


I have a really special give away to offer one of you! I was sent this beautiful book, About A Village by Eamonn McCabe, by Frances Lincoln Publishers, and they kindly offered an extra as a give away. I love them.

Eamonn McCabe is an incredibly talented British photographer, and in this book he shares a beautiful photo essay on a tiny village called Firle, in East Sussex. He definitely answers the question "What is it that makes the ideal English Village?" It pleases me to no end, that places like this still exist in the world. Enchanting is not a word I use often, but it is the perfect word to describe this book. I want to step right into the images, and meet the friendly faces peering back at me. You can also purchase it here, if you can't wait for the give away. ;) For more of Eamonn's work, check out his portfolio of images he's shot for Elle, Vogue and Marie Claire, here. Pretty stellar.

Here is just a small sample of some of my favourite images from this stunning book....

© Eamonn McCabe from About A Village by Eamonn McCabe, $24.99 (27.95 Cnd) from Frances Lincoln Publishers.

© Eamonn McCabe from About A Village by Eamonn McCabe, $24.99 (27.95 Cnd) from Frances Lincoln Publishers.

© Eamonn McCabe from About A Village by Eamonn McCabe, $24.99 (27.95 Cnd) from Frances Lincoln Publishers.

© Eamonn McCabe from About A Village by Eamonn McCabe, $24.99 (27.95 Cnd) from Frances Lincoln Publishers.

Amazing images, yes? This give away is open to residents of North America only. To enter, please leave a comment. I'll make the draw on Monday August 15th. Good luck! Now, back to my book and my morning tea.

Back soon!
janis

56 comments:

Janny said...

I adore these photos as well as his fashion editorial photos. There is nothing better than a book that can transport you from your everyday busy life! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

ooh, so pretty! i'd love to add that book to my library! thanks for sharing!

ThisTinder said...

Love the photo of the girl in the skirt and boots with the dog! These all remind me of my small town upbringing :)

PinkPanthress said...

I adore projects like that, 'cause whenever people hear of a certain Country, the first things coming to their minds is its Capital, some popular Artist or any other such nonsense.
But the countryside & the common people with their quirks are what really makes those places loveable
Ah, I'm rambling again... :)

jeffshan said...

Would make a great addition to my new end table, love it:)

Sonja said...

Oh my goodness these are so beautiful!!! This would be such an amazing book to look through. Gorgeous!

Jenn said...

Those images are amazing! Looks like a wonderful book to spend some time curled up on the couch enjoying. Great giveaway.

kristyhayter said...

Oh my how beautiful. I was lucky enough to explore england one spring time and that books looks so bang on. such a beautiful place and book. Cheers! Kristy

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Awesome giveaway! I have family in England and have always loved the thought of living in a small English village. Hope I win!

Razmataz said...

England, Village, Countryside...what could make a more perfect book. Please enter my name, although I will be buying it if I don;t win.

flwrjane said...

I'm so instant gratification when it comes to books I had to stop myself from rushing off to Amazon.

Looks beautiful and I'm feeling mighty lucky today.

xo jane

Erin said...

I am such a huge Anglophile! Looks beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

I'm more than a little in love with the idea of a perfect English village.

Pen and Paperie said...

beautiful. how about that poppy??

mel said...

It looks great, thanks for the giveaway!

monster cakes said...

I heart sheep big time. This book would make me smile every time I looked at the darling sheep.

Nathan Danials said...

I love everything about this blog! I wish I could have you take photos of my birdhouses. I'm such a novice

Hannah B said...

Oh my goodness! I must get this book... the photography is absolutely magical!

jessica said...

such pretty photos!! i would love to add this book to my collection!! keeping my fingers crossed! ;)

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

What a beautiful book. Count me in!

Amanda said...

oh i can just imagine sipping my tea and reading this book...so beautiful!!!

Mägi said...

So beautiful! So lovely! So heartwarming!

le@thirdontheright said...

how lovely and I have the perfect friend in America who would love this book ... hugs le xox

jonahliza said...

beautiful photographs. thanks for the great giveaway! i love reading your blog, your photos and your recipes <3

Dagmar said...

It looks like a stunning book..how wonderful that he captured the charm of the village. I think it takes many things to create a village...but mostly it is the people!
ox

lisaroyhandbags said...

It looks like an amazing book - such gorgeous English countryside! I'll have to see if I can track it down around here (love how you photographed it with your tea/toast).
btw: no pkg yet but my guy has been away for a week and we'll be away next week. I'll let you know the moment it's in my hands! xo

elisa rathje said...

janis, what a gorgeous book! firle is a mere twenty miles from our cottage in sussex. it is absolutely bucolic around here. xx

briannelee said...

Ooooo, that book looks amazing! I hope I win!

brianneoneil@gmail.com

Maggie {Okay, now what?} said...

How charming! This book looks so lovely. Thank you for the give away!

Hanna said...

pretty!

shanley said...

maybe this'll be the tipping point that FINALLY gets me across the pond!!

iheartambrose said...

i would looove to curl up in a cozy chair (or hammock!) & flip through these beautiful photos. thanks for the giveaway :)

Leslie-Anne said...

My week has been filled with Shakespeare and ee cummings - thanks for these very appropos images.

Genevieve said...

The photographs are inspiring, stunning & really pull me in. Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity.

c and d said...

beautiful janis - gorgeous images...how was camping?

Callie Grayson said...

What a lovely book giveaway!!
Fingers crossed
xx
callie

ps
Happy weekend!

MissBliss said...

What a lovely book! Thanks for the intro and contest.

I'm doing one as well right now :)
Hope you have time to stop by and check it out.

http://chocolateshoesandcoffee.blogspot.com/

Colleen said...

such lovely pictures! thanks for sharing!

{Amy} said...

this looks like a gorgeous book and makes me want to visit england even more than i already do. one day! : )

Mary Ann said...

Oh, what a pure delight it would be to enjoy this treasure in August! Thank you for the opportunity.

Funky Mutt said...

I'm intrigued by the book and will have my fingers crossed for the drawing. I also plan to make some plum cobbler in the morning. Yum. Thanks for such an inspiring and beautiful blog.

jennifer@nicolejanehome said...

Wow! As a beginner photographer, I really appreciate his creative eye. Hope my photos will look this amazing when I grow up :)

Jen said...

This book looks absolutely fantastic!! Would love to sit down with it and a cuppa tea...

dieadjustormigrate said...

Oooh! I love the top photo. Am moving this month. Would love to have this book on my new coffee table! Crossing my fingers!

deb said...

rain and books, the best!

Cathy said...

I can almost feel the mist on my face. Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous book.

granitegirl08 said...

Incredible images that inspire us to live more local, seek the beauty nearby, and appreciate community.

Erin said...

Wow, so calm...it reminds me of my life! I'd love to look at this with a great cup of tea and ponder what it must be like to live like that! Have a super weekend!

tasha hess said...

Wow, this book feels like peace. Having 3 kids and a puppy that would be much needed!!!!

Megan said...

This book looks lovely!

Laura-Bear said...

oh yes that looks very inspiring! Thanks for the chance!

TypeArtist said...

Ditto!

bellefleur said...

Looks like a fascinating book! Thanks for the giveaway.

linda said...

Photo essay and a peak at some places we'd never have known about- sounds good!

Sonja Poller said...

Looks like a beautiful book with amazing photos.

kim... said...

it's a beautiful book....thanks for sharing...