A Horse in the Bathroom

A Horse in the Bathroom

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Maggie wants a house with lots of light. I need one with character. And what we do have in common doesna€™t help either a€“ wea€™re both stubborn.' When Derek, a former TV journalist, and his partner Maggie decide to escape to the country, they dona€™t opt for the simple life. Instead they set about converting an old Cotswold stables in Stow-on-the-Wold into their dream home. Over the next two years, they wage guerrilla war on the Planning Office, are cursed by everything from collapsing walls to poison gas and dozy apprentices, run out of money, and meet some very strange characters a€“ till in its final stages of construction, the place unaccountably floods. Along the way, Derek takes a quirky look at what makes villages work, or not, in the twenty-first century. Haunted by the words of a friend who accused him of suffering from Lark Rise to Candleford syndrome, he investigates a dozen different villages. When ita€™s over, Maggie and Derek survey The Old Stables with its ten metres of shimmering glass and exposed oak beams, and Maggie says, a€˜Next time, why dona€™t we try something bigger?a€™How an Old Stable Became Our Dream Village Home Derek J. Taylor. idea, assume a thousand quid per square metre of ground area. ... a#39;But not fitted wardrobes, a#39; she emphasises. a#39;Crikey, a#39; I blurt. a#39;But wea#39;re not actually building it ourselves.


Title:A Horse in the Bathroom
Author: Derek J. Taylor
Publisher:Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW - 2012-05-07
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