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A delightful read
on 11 July 2009
I'm a Norfolk lad living temporarily in the architectural wasteland of Essex, and I bought this book in conjunction with Rice's 'Architectural Primer'. I had already spotted Rice's charming illustrations in 'Country Life' magazine. My role as a surveyor necessitates a basic understanding of architecture, but I couldn't face the prospect of Pevsner. I am delighted that I shelled out for Rice's books: 'Building Norfolk' is both a insightful and amusing read, but it is the warmth of the illustrations and the simple historical commentary that makes the book. It is also an undemanding book, with the less of the jargon and stodgy prose of the aforementioned 'Primer. I commend it to anyone with an interesting in Norfolk's beautiful buildings.
Be prepared for a frustratingly poor standard of editing, however. The book is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors.