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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris (29 Aug 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845112954
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845112950
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 1.2 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It is social no less than architectural truth which is discovered."--"The Times Literary Supplement
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''This book is a reminder that a gifted journalist can write competently on architectural history - here the traditionally squalid living conditions of impoverished country life - without resorting to either glibness or dreary professionalism...a first-class book...'' -- "Timothy Brittain-Catlin, "Tablet

About the Author

The late John Woodforde was radio critic for the 'Sunday Telegraph'. His books include the best-selling 'Observer's Book of Furniture', as well as 'Georgian Houses for All' and 'The Story of the Bicycle'

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chickenpatter1 on 17 Dec 2010
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A nice, informative little book but with less detail on the architectural details of older cottages than i would have liked. I was trying to date my house and found this to be little help really. Saying that its a very interesting read though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen White on 5 Mar 2010
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If you are interested in the subject it is worth a read. Could be a bit more in depth - half the book covers the history and the rest is example illustrations with comments.
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By Amazon Customer on 4 Jan 2014
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This gives the true story behind the chocolate box appearance of the quaint countryside cottages that you see.
Informative and descriptive text and drawings, essential for cottage dwellers.
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The Truth About Cottages is a very interesting book showing how cottages were built and used over the centuries. The illustrations are excellent.
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It is a fantastic guide indeed! You get to know the different meanings of the word cottage througout England's history and the illustrations are even more delightful. It arrived in a short time and I fully recommend it!
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