Thatch and Thatching
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By (author) Jacqueline Fearn
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Thatch and Thatching by Jacqueline Fearn
Book DescriptionThe craft of the thatcher probably gives more pleasure to people than any other of our rural crafts. Thatching is a craft most people know nothing about and which is commonly thought to be dying out. In fact, thatchers in all three materials - water reed, long straw and combed wheat reed - now have an assured livelihood after two centuries of uncertainty. This book outlines the history of thatching in Britain from its use as the commonest form of roofing to the present day and explains how the thatcher works with his traditional materials.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747805885
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jacqueline Fearn
Discovering Heraldry, Paperback (September 2006)
An introduction to heraldry, this book explains each term with illustrations and text and expounds the basic principles so the reader will understand what a coat of arms consists of and the rules that govern its arrangement.
Cast Iron, Paperback (January 2001)
This book looks at the history of cast iron that made the Industrial Revolution possible and at some of the products we appreciate today not only for the imagination and craftsmanship but also because they reflect the style, vigour and confidence of the era.
Domestic Bygones, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Jacqueline Fearn
Hasteners, idlebacks, washing bats and goffering machines all had a place in the Victorian household. The author has assembled photographs of many such bygones and provides a commentary on their place in the domestic economy.
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Author Biography - Jacqueline Fearn
Jacqueline fearn taught history and wrote for the county magazine 'Bucks Life' before joining Shire publications as Commissioning Editor. For Shire she has also written 'Discovering Ipswich', 'Discovering Heraldry', 'Domestic Bygones' and 'Cast Iron'.
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