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  • Published: 15 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099547037
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.99
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Three Houses, Many Lives



The story of three houses, which represent the changing face of England over four centuries, told through the lives of the people who lived in them.

A Cotswold vicarage.

A former girls' boarding school in Surrey.

A Jacobean house now buried in inner London.

Three Houses, Many Lives tells the stories not only of the houses themselves but of the lives of the many people who lived in them. From Eugenia Stanhope who sold Lord Chesterfield's scandalous letters, to the autocratic vicar who held the same parish from age 28 to 82, from the just-literate wife of a parish clerk who wrote riddles in his registers, to the cow-keeper who farmed 226 acres in Hornsey till he sold them profitably when the railways came through. Gillian Tindall is a master of miniaturist history, making a particular place, person or situation stand for a much larger picture.

  • Published: 15 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099547037
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

Gillian Tindall

Gillian Tindall is a master of miniaturist history, well known for the quality of her writing and the scrupulousness of her research; she makes a handful of people, a few locations or a dramatic event stand for the much larger picture, as her seminal book The Fields Beneath, approached the history of Kentish Town, London. She has also written on London's Southbank (The House by the Thames), on southern English counties (Three Houses, Many Lives), and the Left Bank (Footprints in Paris), amongst other locations, as well as biography and prize-winning novels. Her latest book, The Tunnel through Time, traced the history of the Crossrail route, the forthcoming ‘Elizabeth’ line. She has lived in the same London house for over fifty years.

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Praise for Three Houses, Many Lives

Both warm and poignant and a joy to read

Hannah Britt, Daily Express

It’s a worthy project, but in the most fascinating way

Lesley McDowell, Glasgow Sunday Herald

Tindall transforms bricks and mortar into fascinating social history

Christopher Hirst, Independent

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