Reviews for Glorious Victorian Homes


"Victoria is undeniably a glorious city,Ē writes veteran author and heritage specialist Nick Russell. Well, this is undeniably a glorious book full of gorgeous photographs and fascinating historical tidbits.†Russellís informed introduction explains not only why so many varied styles developed in Victoria, but also illuminates the political vision that has allowed these beautiful buildings to endure while so much of BCís original housing stock has been short-sightedly razed—and he concludes with practical solutions to protect Victoria from our present demolition craze. While Glorious Victoria Homes is a pleasurable armchair read from afar, it will be an even better hands-on guide on for my next trip to Victoria.†I canít wait." —Caroline Adderson, co-author and editor of Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival