My Life in Houses Margaret Forster

ISBN: 9780701189105

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264 pages


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My Life in Houses  by  Margaret Forster

My Life in Houses by Margaret Forster
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I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of house in Orton Road, 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 councilMoreI was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of house in Orton Road, 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, built as part of a utopian vision by Carlisle City Council, to her beloved London house of today.This is not a book about bricks and mortar, or about how a house becomes a home with the right scatter of cushions.This is a book about what houses are to us, the effect they have on the way we live our lives.

It is also a wonderful backwards glace at the changing nature of our accommodation: from blacking grates and outside privies- to cities dominated by bedsits and lodgings- to houses today being converted back into single dwellings, all open-plan spaces and bringing the outside in.Finally, it is a gently insistent, personal inquiry into the meaning of home.



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