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Homesick: why I live in a shed

Homesick: why I live in a shed

Davies, Catrina, author

The story of a personal housing crisis that led to a discovery of the true value of home. Aged 31, Catrina Davies was renting a box-room in a house in Bristol, which she shared with four other adults and a child. Working several jobs and never knowing if she could make the rent, she felt like she was breaking apart. Homesick for the landscape of her childhood, in the far west of Cornwall, Catrina decides to give up the box-room and face her demons. As a child, she saw her family and their security torn apart; now, she resolves to make a tiny, dilapidated shed a home of her own. With the freedom to write, surf and make music, Catrina rebuilds the shed and, piece by piece, her own sense of self. On the border of civilisation and wilderness, between the woods and the sea, she discovers the true value of home, while trying to find her place in a fragile natural world

Hardback, Book, Reproduction. English.
Published London: riverrun, 2019
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Catrina Davies
ISBN: 1787478653, 9781787478657
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 351 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Housing.; Home.; Society.; Davies, Catrina Homes and haunts England Cornwall (County); Cornwall (England : County) Social life and customs 21st century.