How to Make a Home

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Reading this will not make your home more tasteful. It will not reveal this year’s colours, or next year’s chaise. There are no clever table-laying tips or recipes to share.

Instead this books asks what it means to make a home at a time when work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred, and modern technology brings the realm of the public into what used to be a personal and private space.

Playing with the concept of advice in itself, it’s an ambiguous question, for making a home, being at home, feeling at home, or making yourself at home are things we can do anywhere, any time. Home, it will argue, is less attached to bricks and mortar, cushions and curtains, than to a sense that we deserve to belong in our surroundings, to shape them, to change them, and in doing so, to dwell there.

This book is published as part of the School of Life’s ‘How to series’ along with Hugo Macdonald’ ‘How to the Live in the City’ and Susan Quilliam’s ‘How to Find a Partner
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPan Macmillan
Number of pages160
ISBN (Print)9781447293330
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2016


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