How to Restore a Castle by Charles Dixon-Spain – Scottish Laird
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How to Restore a Castle by Charles Dixon-Spain

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The amazon paperback edition of How to Restore a Castle. You can choose either signed by the author with a personalised message opposite the epigraph page in the book, or the unsigned versions.

Welcome to Charles Dixon-Spain's attempt to capture all the wonder, danger, hilarity and stress that restoring a castle on the West Coast of Scotland brings.

With his wife Sadie, Charles discovers Dunans Castle in May 2002, and spends the next year trying to acquire the property. Through a series of admonitions, set out as a how-to manual, a tale of courage in the face of disappointment, misdirection and intimidation begins to emerge, in which Sadie and Charles work to uncover the recent history of a building ill-served by its previous owners. The couple will stand firm in the face of midges, wrecked services and prognostication by signage, and draw comfort from family, friends and the people they meet in the local community as they work to acquire the building and bring it back to life.  

If you have ever been gifted, or bought a decorative title from ScottishLaird, this is the tale you have been waiting for. An intimate depiction of the building and people you have already encountered and helped through the contribution made by your title.


How to Restore a Castle is A Somewhat Definitive & Definitely Partial Restoration Manual for Owners of Ruined Historic Buildings,  Particularly Those on the West Coast of Scotland

This edition is 8in x 5in, 128pp, paperback perfect-bound, printed by Amazon on behalf of Dunans Castle Limited - the ONLY difference between this version and the one available on Amazon is that it is signed by the author himself with a personalised message.

If you purchase both parts Charles will sign both, but if you would like separate dedications to different readers, please specify that.