Houses, schools, castles, airports, railway stations - we are surrounded by buildings. Most of them look ordinary, yet they may have surprising stories to tell. How and why were they built? Who lived in them? What were their links with other events? And who first found out their history? This book will help you discover these hidden tales for yourself. It explains basic research techniques, and guides you to the best places to find revealing evidence.
Andrew Langley is a prolific author of books for children, with a special interest in history and the environment. He has been short-listed for several major awards, most recently with books on natural disasters and Hiroshima.