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PLAYHOUSES - children's play and families'
Here we meet today grown ups with childhood playhouses
of their own telling us stories and memories from old time
playing and family entertainments in and around children's
playhouses from the 1880th to the 1990th.
Eva Löf has a BA degree in Humanities from the university
of Stockholm as well as her own experiences of childhood
playhouses. Eva has gathered materials such as pictures of
playhouses and written stories from women in all parts of
Sweden. The stories tell us about memories and events from
happy years as owners of beloved garden playhouses. In the
book we will be acquainted with exquisite and well equipped
child sized buildings in parks of manor houses, old time timber
playhouses with wooden roofs on homesteads and a great
number of playhouses with porches on their gables, but of
course we will also meet some playhouses which the girls
themselves built outdoors and small rebuilt houses which the
grown ups earlier used for sheltering hens, rabbits etc.
In the introduction of the book we will read about the
traditional customs of building children's playhouses in Sweden.
The book touches our inner feelings and awakes long forgotten
memories regardless we once had a playhouse of your own
Published by Carlsson Bokförlag, Stockholm 2004.
Backgroundphoto and layout Bo Herlin.
The children's playhouse on the book cover belongs to the author.
Photo: Eva Löf 1976.