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5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible story of rebuilding the past, 9 Dec 1998
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This review is from: Restoration: Rebuilding of Windsor Castle (The Royal Collection) (Hardcover)
Adam Nicolson's book Restoration, about the rebuilding of Winsdor Castle after the 1992 fire, is simply amazing. In a very clear text he tells the story of how the fire devestated the castle and then the immense job of planning and undertaking the restoration.
Knowing that the world would be watching, those in charge knew they could not fail at the task. Nicolson shows how a myriad of firms, government organisations, the Royal Household, and, of course, The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, worked together to complete the project ahead of schedule and under budget.
The book is beautifully illustrated with many pictures and diagrams of the castle that add immeasurably to the story.
Yet, for as good a job as Mr Nicolson has done with the book, nothing can even approach acutally seeing the restored state rooms in person. Having been there just this past July (1998), one could still smell the aroma of the wood that now covers the walls and makes up the timber frame ceiling of St. George's Hall.
If you have an interest in historical restoration, or are just the history of the world's oldest occupied castle, this book is certainly worth the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WINDSOR CASTLE, 1 Dec 2011
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This wonderful book cost one penny + postage. It arrived very quickly and was in excellent condition - better than advertised. I am very pleased all round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 3 Aug 2013
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found this to be a great book with some interesting insights which i couldn't get elsewhere. there was a specific aspect in the castle which i wanted to understand and this book delivered! Thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars intersting read, 8 Feb 2013
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used this book for uni project it came in handy for fire studies project i also phoned and got to speak to someone about it at the castle well worth it.
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