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    DescriptionHome Truths uncovers the strange and often bizarre stories behind the inventions, and inventors, that have shaped our homes. From dado rails and stencilling - which date from Roman times - noggins and newel posts to power showers, lights and lightning rods, wallpapers and windows, floors and fitted kitchens, Bill Laws's book takes us on a journey of discovery that exposes the true secrets behind our four walls. Included here are the tragedies behind Leo Baekeland's miracle plastics, Mr Chubb's great lock scandal and how front doors were changed forever by the penny post, while the near-death experience of one British royal contributed to the contemporary bathroom. This book will ensure that you never look at your wallpaper and laminate flooring in the same way again!


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    Title
    Home Truths
    Subtitle
    An Alternative History of Every House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Laws
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 350 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752458595
    ISBN 10: 0752458590
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: NK
    BISAC V2.8: ARC007000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 747.09
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 645.09
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD
    Illustrations note
    100 b&w
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    BILL LAWS is fascinated by garden and house history and has written several books uncovering the eccentric history behind Britain's passion for their property and the plot surrounding it, including: Spade, Skirret and Parsnip: The Curious History of Vegetables and Byways, Boots and Blisters (The History Press). He lives in Hereford.