My Life in Houses, Paperback

My Life in Houses Paperback



'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 Forster's journey through the houses she's 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Houses, apartments, flats, etc
  • ISBN: 9780099593973



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