MISS SAVIDGE MOVES HER HOUSE

Subtitle The Extraordinary Story of May Savidge and her House of a Lifetime

Christine Adams, Michael McMahon
Price £8.99
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‘This story will appeal to those who still believe that an Englishman’s home is his castle, and to those who have a soft spot for indomitable old women’ Daily Telegraph

The hardback edition of this book, published in 2009 under the title A Lifetime in the Building, saw its extraordinary story featured not only in the Daily Mail but also Hello magazine – and quickly sold out two printings. Now it is re-launched in paperback under a new title to highlight its appeal as the tale of an extraordinary, maverick woman and her even more remarkable achievement.
May Savidge lived in a half-timbered house in Hertfordshire. When the council served her with a compulsory purchase notice to make way for a roundabout, May decided she had to move – but so did the house. So she had the whole thing dismantled and shipped to the North Norfolk coast… and then spent the rest of her life rebuilding it, single-handed. Her fame spread around the world. Antiques Roadshow broadcast, unprecedentedly, two features about her house.
Now her niece, Christine Adams, who inherited May’s house and completed it – at the cost of her own marriage - tells her aunt’s life story from the voluminous diaries and letters she left behind.

Christine Adams now runs a Bed and Breakfast in May Savidge’s old house in Norfolk. Michael McMahon is also the co-author of My Friend the Enemy (978 1 84513 316 0).

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Format:
Format Trade Paperback 256 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9781845135188
Size:
Size5.08 in x 7.76 in / 129.00 mm x 197.00 mm
Published:
Published Date March 25th, 2010
Christine Adams
Christine Adams runs a bed and breakfast at Ware House in Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk. She is author, with Michael McMahon, of Miss Savidge Moves Her House (Aurum, 2009).
Michael McMahon
Christine Adams runs a bed and breakfast at Ware House in Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk. She is author, with Michael McMahon, of Miss Savidge Moves Her House (Aurum, 2009).
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