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Really Interesting Read, 10 Nov 2011
House Histories is a fantastic book. It isn't a book about buildings, but about the people who lived within them, the fascinating lives of all the many and different people who have called the houses in the book home.
I was fascinated by stories of the individuals and families who lived inside each of the houses. There is such a wide selection of houses, from little cottages to big homes, you get such an interesting cross section of life in the UK across the centuries. It really made me interested in finding out who had lived in my own home before me!
This isn't a book about architectural history, it's about human history, who people were and how they lived. Really fun book.