I have an Aussie Edwardian home (here it falls into the Federation Era architecture) and want to know how to decorate it. This book had heaps of excellent photographs of Edwardian houses from the UK and America (but sadly few, if any from Oz). But my favourite parts were the drawings or sketches from catalogues of the day. The commentry is useful too. The chapters deal with different regions of the house: exterior; hallway; bedrooms; fittings etc. It also had a helpful index of places where you can buy period bits and pieces for you home. This coveres UK, USA and Australia. For Oz at least it was sufficiently up to date. The reason why it didn't get 5 stars is there wasn't quite enough for me on living rooms, and I couldn't find any pictures of Aussie houses.