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Be Your Own House Detective [Hardcover]

David Austin , Mac Dowdy , Judith Miller
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20 Mar 1997
Many an occupant of an old house would like to know more about its history, and this book explains how to gather evidence from both the house itself and the surrounding area. It then describes, in visually-led chapters covering the Tudor, Jacobean, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco periods, how to analyze the evidence collected. There is guidance on using time profitably on research at the local library, which can offer information on local history, as well as records of a house or street - and even previous inhabitants.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; 1st Edition.1st Printing edition (20 Mar 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563383143
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563383147
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 19.7 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 485,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and Easy to read ... 8 Jan 2001
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Living in a 300+ year old cottage in Oxfordshire, this book has provided some good pointers on aging the property. It also gives good advice on contacts and places to further investigate not only the property but it's inhabitants. Even if you yourself do not live in an older property, the details and clear photographs provide some useful information so that you identify period buildings in your area. A useful book. Nicely presented.
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