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It's not Terry's, it's mine!
on 18 December 2000
I bought this book as a Christmas present for my father-in-law. He has already made two dollshouses, and with an engineering background, I knew that this book would appeal to him. Would he be interested in the forge, or the working watermill? Anything that actually works would be an irresistible challenge for him. Or would he decide to make the country pub.....
I wonder if I will ever get to find out, because never has a book been so hard to give away. I doubt it will ever get to the Christmas wrapping paper stage, as I am reading it secretly, trying hard not to open it too far so that it looks 'read'.
Even if I do part with it, how will I be able to persuade him to make me the Georgian mansion - I already have a Victorian dollshouse that I have hardly made inroads on it's decoration, and here I am, mentally furnishing the Georgian rooms in the book.
So you see, for a dollshouse addict, this is fuel for the fire. The book is beautifully presented. It's plans are very clear to understand. The illustrations are tasteful and worth careful scrutiny as the interiors show great attention to detail.
So, sorry.... It's not Terry's, it's mine!...........