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5.0 out of 5 stars For the "housing" nerds..., 2 Feb. 2014
This review is from: The Great Indoors: At home in the modern British house (Hardcover)
British author Ben Highmore has written a book that "housing nerds" will love. What's a "housing nerd", you might ask? It's all of us who love looking at old books of house plans and who wonder how did the residents of these houses "live". What did they use the rooms for? How did/does anyone manage to exist in a bedroom without an en-suite bath? Out houses, what???

"The Great Indoors: At Home in the Modern British House", really starts "modern" at the beginning of the 20th century. He examines how houses and their uses "evolved" with the addition of rooms. How were rooms used 100 years ago and how are they used nowadays? One of his most interesting points is the use of the duvet in British bedrooms. Originally imported from France, they were looked upon as "suspicious", until their sheer comfort and ease of use - no more top sheets and blankets to deal with - overcame fear of the "foreign". Now, almost 80% of British beds are made with duvets, rather than sheets and blankets. Highmore's fascinating book is filled with these details of how our modern lives have evolved within the four walls of our homes.
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