Interior designer Aidan Keane helps two couples create amazing new spaces in their homes. Plus, by following his tips and tricks, Aidan reckons these renovators could add to the value of their homes.
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Big House, Little House - Little House on the Prairie - Netflix
The “Little House” Books is a series of American children's novels written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, based on her childhood and adolescence in the American Midwest (Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Missouri) between 1870 and 1894. Eight of the novels were completed by Wilder, and published by Harper & Brothers. The appellation “Little House” books comes from the first and third novels in the series of eight published in her lifetime. The second novel was about her husband's childhood. The first draft of a ninth novel was published posthumously in 1971 and is commonly included in the series. The Little House books have been adapted for stage or screen more than once, most successfully as the American television series Little House on the Prairie, which ran from 1974 to 1983. As well as an anime, and many different kinds of books, such as cookbooks, there are also many licensed objects to buy that are representative of the books. A tenth book, the non-fiction On the Way Home, is Laura Ingalls Wilder's diary of the years after 1894, when she, her husband and their infant daughter moved from De Smet, South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, where they settled permanently. It was published in 1962 and includes commentary by Rose Wilder Lane.
Big House, Little House - Depiction of the United States Government - Netflix
Anti-governmental political views, such as those held by Rose Wilder Lane, can be found in the Little House books. In her article, “'Little House on the Prairie' and the Truth About the American West,” Patricia Nelson Limerick connects Wilder's apparent and Lane's outright distaste for the government as a way to blame the government for their father's failure at homesteading. The books show the Wilder family to be entrepreneurs and shows a form of hero worship of Laura Ingalls Wilder's parents. this shaped a hatred of the government, who in fact helped homesteaders. In “'Little House on the Prairie' and the Myth of Self Reliance,” Julie Tharp and Jeff Kleiman claim that the idea of the settlers' self-reliance, which they consider to be a myth, has contributed to conservative rhetoric, and that the Little House books are full of this narrative. Within the books there is also rhetoric against the New Deal.