My Life in Houses (Hardback)
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As heard on BBC Radio 4, 'I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.' So begins Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she's lived in, from that sparkling new council house, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today, via Oxford, Hampstead, the Lake District and a spell in the Mediterranean. This is not a book about bricks and mortar, or about how a house becomes a home with the right scatter of cushions. This is a book about what houses are to us, the effect they have on the way we live our lives. It is also a wonderful backwards glace at the changing nature of our accommodation: from blacking grates and outside privies; to cities dominated by bedsits and lodgings; to houses today being converted back into single dwellings, all open-plan spaces and bringing the outside in. Finally, it is a gently insistent, personal inquiry into the meaning of home.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780701189105
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 208 x 137 x 25 mm

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“An enjoyable memoir”

What an ingenious idea to structure your autobiography around the houses you lived in.
We decorate and change houses, but very subtly, they shape us back. They can be an all-consuming source of worry but also of... More

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21st February 2015
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