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Household Secrets: From National Trust Experts [Hardcover]

Frances Halahan
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22 Mar 2006
'Household Secrets' is for anyone who takes pride in the objects and furniture in their home and wants to know how to look after them properly. We all have household items that are important to us - these need not be precious antiques or fashioned from rare and expensive materials. Frances Halahan, an expert conservator, shows you first how to identify what it is you actually have in your home, and second which products and cleaning techniques should be used to bring out their beauty and increase their longevity. 'Household secrets' draws on the unrivalled wealth of experience and knowledge of National Trust conservators and applies this to everyday objects in the home. In a handy, affordable pocket-sized format, with easy-to-follow step-by-step line drawings, this book provides an essential reference for everyone.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: National Trust Books; illustrated edition edition (22 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905400365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905400362
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 15.3 x 16.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frances Halahan trained as an archaeological conservator at London University. She ran Conservation Studies at the City and Guilds of London Art School for ten years. She now advises museums and individuals on the care of their collections.

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The word 'secret' in the title is very apt as this book is very difficult to read. The print is small and the type colour is light brown (at first I thought that it was light grey). Whilst I am sure that the content is helpful it would be a great deal more helpful if the type was black and the point size of the text was slightly larger, some of the small diagrams are so faint that it is impossible to see what they depict without the use of a magnifying glass. The design and print quality are of no credit to the National Trust at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pocket size! 6 July 2013
By Merlin
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Really handy and transportable - quick guide to collections and antiques care. A really useful short guide - full of tips and guidance. Highly recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 'How to' book 28 May 2013
By nellie
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A really useful volume for householders and museum professionals but also of interest to those who want to try out different ways of keeping their furniture etc. clean
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