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Edward Hollis - How to Make a Home (2016)

This pretty little book caught my eye as I was browsing one of the bookshops at Tate Modern last week. It's one of a series published by The School of Life, which dedicates itself to developing emotional intelligence with the help of culture. I shall certainly be looking at their other titles with interest bye-and-bye.

This one deals in six brief chapters with ideas of "home", taking in a wide range of homes from (predictably) Frank Lloyd Wright through Winston Smith's flat in 1984 to (less predictably) street life in Bangkok. It is brief, pleasurable, engaging. Sufficiently so that I can in all honesty just recommend you read it, rather than requiring me to take the time to write a full review.

I am minded to work at least some of the homework. I may report back.

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pennski
16th Oct, 2016 17:19 (UTC)
Ooh that sounds interesting!

I have noticed that there are certain descriptions of homes in fiction that I warm to - usually involving lots of books, cups of tea, cats and comfortable chairs - and then I look at my house and I realise I am already there!
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