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My Life in Houses

My Life in Houses

(2014)
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**As heard on BBC Radio 4** 'I was born on May 25, 1938, in the front bedroom of a house in Orton Road, on the outer edges of Raffles, a council estate. I was a lucky girl.'

So begins Margaret Forster's journey through the houses she's 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, via Oxford, Hampstead, the Lake District and a spell in the Mediterranean.

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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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: My Life in Houses
Author(s): Margaret Forster
ISBN: 0-7011-8910-X / 978-0-7011-8910-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: My Life in Houses
Author(s): Margaret Forster
ISBN: 0-09-959397-1 / 978-0-09-959397-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: My Life in Houses
Author(s): Margaret Forster
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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