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The Private Life of a Dolls' House

Lauren Child explores the history of dolls' houses, speaks to craftspeople who create perfect miniatures and meets collectors willing to pay big money for tiny objects of desire.

Lauren Child, author, illustrator and creator of Charlie and Lola, has a secret passion - dolls' houses. She has worked on her own dolls' house for the past 30 years and her lifelong obsession continues to inspire her ideas and shape her work. But why do these interior worlds have the power to cast a spell beyond childhood?

Lauren explores the history of dolls' houses from some of the earliest examples to their modern incarnations, speaks to craftspeople who create perfect miniatures and meets ardent collectors willing to pay big money for tiny objects of desire.

30 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Lauren Child
Producer George Hencken
Director George Hencken
Executive Producer Richard Bright

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