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Melanie Backe-Hansen

Melanie is a historian, writer, and speaker, who specialises in researching the history of houses, streets, and areas throughout the United Kingdom. For close to six years Melanie was the first and only historian to be employed by a UK estate agent to research the history of houses and streets. Since 2012 Melanie has been an independent house historian, completing private house history commissions, as well as consulting for corporate projects and property companies. Melanie is the author of two books: House Histories: The Secrets Behind Your Front Door (2011) and Historic Streets and Squares: The Secrets on Your Doorstep (2013) and regularly writes for luxury lifestyle magazines and the national press, including The Times. She is also a frequent contributor of expert comments in the media, including Financial Times, The Telegraph, and BBC radio. Melanie is an honorary teaching fellow at the University of Dundee and a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University, and often speaks to audiences on the history of houses. She is actively engaged in social media, including Twitter as @househistorian, and blogs as The House Historian - https://thehousehistorian.wordpress.com/ www.house-historian.co.uk

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