Author(s): Olusoga, David, Backe-Hansen, Melanie,
Date of Publication: 27/02/2020,
Pagination: 304 pages, 16pp colour plates & b/w line drawings,
Published By: PAN MACMILLAN ,
Book Classification: History of architecture, British & Irish history, Social & cultural history
As with the television series, A House Through Time offers readers not only the tools to explore the histories of their own homes, but also a vividly readable history of the British city, the forces of industry, disease, mass transportation, crime and class. The rises and falls, the shifts in the fortunes of neighbourhoods and whole cities are here, tracing the often surprising journey one single house can take from elegant dwelling in a fashionable district to a tenement for society's rejects.
And it reminds us that it is at home that we are truly ourselves. It is there that the honest face of life can be seen. At home, behind closed doors and drawn curtains, we live out our inner lives and family lives.