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Description - Thatch and Thatching by Jacqueline Fearn

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780747805885
ISBN-10: 0747805881
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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