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    DescriptionJust some of the reviews for Thatching and Thatched Buildings which has now been completely revised, updated, extended and re-titled to make it the definitive reference book on the subject. The author guides the reader through the development of thatching, the materials used including imported ones and the artistic work that creates the charm and beauty of a thatched roof. There are extensive chapters giving a host of practical tips for those living in thatched houses, including the advantages and disadvantages, maintenance, fire precautions, costs, insurance, etc. A glossary reveals the many unusual terms used by the thatcher and there is a list of useful addresses for further advice. The Complete Guide to Living with Thatch contains a wealth of practical information and advice for all those who live in or who are contemplating buying a thatched house, old or new. It also provides a unique reference guide and record of the hundreds of attractive thatched villages and curiosities - many of them illustrated - to visit in the British Isles. A summary of thatching worldwide is also given. This book will delight all lovers of the countryside and those interested in our rural heritage.

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    The Complete Guide to Living with Thatch
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Billett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    ISBN 13: 9780709071587
    ISBN 10: 0709071582

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AM, TNK
    LC classification: TX
    B&T General Subject: 300
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    DC22: 695
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    Libri: I-TE
    BISAC V2.8: ARC009000, HOM019000
    Abridged Dewey: 648
    DC21: 695
    BISAC V2.8: TEC005080
    LC classification: TH2435
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AM, TNK
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    Publication date
    31 August 2003
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    Author Information
    The author was born in Dorchester, in the heart of Thomas Hardy country and the great novelist and poet painted a portrait of his mother when he lived at Max Gate. Michael Billett has lived with his Australian wife and two daughters in many parts of Dorset including a restored eighteenth-century thatched cottage. His interests include architecture, antiques, wine and most sports, especially equestrian ones. A doctor of philosophy, he has written several books on countryside matters, including Thatching and Thatched Buildings, Thatched Buildings of Dorset, A History of English Country Sports, Highwaymen and Outlaws and Farmhouses and Cottages.
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    'A comprehensive and competent study of all aspects of thatching.' Country Life 'Even a cursory glance at the photographs... reveals the serene beauty of thatched buildings... reinforced by the informative narrative.' Ideal Home 'A charming and informative read for lovers of the countryside.' Manchester Evening News 'A scholarly work, though highly readable.' Independent 'The definitive work on the subject.' Dorset Life 'A definitive manual... a book of both practical use and aesthetic appeal.' Wiltshire Life