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Life Under a Leaky Roof
by David Owen (Goodreads Author)
A wonderful collection of critically acclaimed sketches on owning, renovating, and maintaining a rambling 200-year-old house, Owen's account of life in the country is complete with run-down refrigerators, leaky faucets, and high-powered chain saws.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 22nd 1999 by Lebhar-Friedman
(first published August 11th 1998)
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Not worth reading - there's not enough information in here about actual home repair or renovation to be useful. It's just a bunch of brief musings, reprints of previously published magazine pieces, randomly categorized under the headings Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Most of the anecdotes will be familiar to readers of Sheetrock & Shellac: A Thinking Person's Guide to the Art and Science of Home Improvement and The Walls Around Us: The Thinking Person's Guide to How a House Works.