Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Out Now in Paperback: Miss Savidge Moves Her House by Christine Adams

This story will appeal to those who still believe that an Englishman's home is his castle...May Savidge's dream to save a piece of our architectural heritage has been realised.

Daily Telegraph

The British love an underdog. Now available in paperback, A Lifetime in the Building has a new title to emphasise the mass appeal of its rebellious heroine, May Savidge. When confronted with a compulsory purchase notice for her medieval hall house to be bulldozed for a roundabout, May decided it was time to move; but she took her home with her. In what could be described as a real-life version of Pixar's Up, May's experience is more relevant than ever today and her niece Christine Adams tells her heartbreaking and courageous story in a highly personal and nostalgic voice. With extracts from her aunt's numerous letters and diaries which she inherited with the house, Adams paints a vivid portrait of a determined woman and the home to which she dedicated the rest of her life.

With an introduction by Paul Atterbury of the BBC hit Antiques Roadshow, Miss Savidge Moves her House is available in all good bookstores priced at £8.99. Now is your chance to catch the book which sold out two printings!

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