So, away I came on holiday totally forgetting to schedule a Ladybird Tuesday post before I left, and also without a single Ladybird book to be able to blog whilst away. Luckily the Ladybird gods were looking after me though and thanks to the wonderful secondhand books shops that so so many National Trust properties have these days I’m now sat here with a selection of six new titles (none costing more than 60p and one from a series that I didn’t previously have any books from!) to choose from. Seeing as I’m away from my home right now I’d decided to go with The Story of Houses and Homes from Ladybird Achievements series 601 as this week’s choice.
This book looks at houses from Stone Age Man’s caves right through to the “modern” houses and reinforced concrete blocks of flats that were being built when this book was first published in 1963.
Houses have moved on a fair bit since publication – to the extent that I think you may be able to write as much about houses and homes in the last 50 years as there is in this book about the previous 150 years.
If you want to understand a bit more about the architecture of houses here in the UK, and the way in which homes and their style and use has changed over time then this book is a perfect introduction – for both adults and children.
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That looks like a fantastic book! Looks like I need to check out the National Trust bookshops when we are visiting properties (I’m usually steered away from them by my husband!) I’m joining in this week with Tricks and Magic http://www.jenniferslittleworld.com/2014/08/ladybird-tuesday-tricks-and-magic.html