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My Life in Houses
My Life in Houses | Margaret Forster
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I was born on 25th May, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, a house on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl. So begins Margaret Forsters journey through the houses shes lived in, from that sparkling new council house, to her beloved London home of today. This is not a book about bricks and mortar though. This is a book about what houses are to us, the effect they have on the way we live our lives and the changing nature of our homes: from blacking grates and outside privies; to cities dominated by bedsits and lodgings; to the houses of today converted back into single dwellings. Finally, it is a gently insistent, personal inquiry into the meaning of home.
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Jeg
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Delightful. I wish I could find more of her books. I just love the way she writes. This was an ex library book.
Perfect read right now for me after 2 bails!

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rachaich
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Aw, my poorly youngest :(. She's suffering with a cold/temperature /aches.
On a positive, I'm thoroughly enjoying this read. Intersting account of her houses, along with her family life.

Jeg I just read this book 2022. I see you posted 5 years ago. Only the 2 of us have posted I see. Bet young person in your pic is very grown up now! 3mo
rachaich @Jeg oh my, Yes, the child is now 18!! 3mo
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rachaich
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Going to the library to reserve a book and coming out with another! #readingproblems #libraryfan #saturdayreads