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288a Main Road

Novelist Mark Haddon reflects on the house in Northamptonshire that was his childhood home until the age of 12.

Novelist Mark Haddon reflects on the house in Northamptonshire which was his childhood home, until the age of 12:

"It was a detached, three bedroom, two storey new-build on a thin strip of reclaimed rubbish dump between the end of a red-brick terrace and the Smarts' bungalow. My father was an architect and although he didn't design the building himself it was, in its modest way, an architect's house, a couple of cuts above provincial 1960s boilerplate."

This week's Essays are part of the 70th birthday celebrations of the Third Programme: the network discussed architecture from its earliest days, covering both new initiatives and historic buildings, most notably in talks by Nikolaus Pevsner.

Producer Clare Walker.

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Mon 10 Oct 2016 22:45

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