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Nails, Noggins and Newels: An Alternative History of Every House (2006)

by Bill Laws

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(Introduction) We live in an age of change, especially where our homes are concerned. Who calls at the hardware store nowadays to order stiles, rails and muntins, those essential components of the medieval door?
(Chapter 1) Every culture in every corner of the globe has made the most of its front door.
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Published under the hardback title Nails, Noggins and Newels: An Alternative History of Every House. The paperback is titled Home Truths: An Alternative History of Every House. Same jacket description.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0750939273, Hardcover)

Starting at the front door, this book takes a look at our homes through different eyes, revealing the history of every part from the bricks and beams to pelmets, lights and water pipes; from wallpaper, windows and paints to floors, fires and fitted kitchens.

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Starting at the front door, this book takes a look at our homes through different eyes, revealing the history of every part from the bricks and beams to pelmets, lights and water pipes; from wallpaper, windows and paints to floors, fires and fitted kitchens.… (more)

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