* Key title A tie-in to the hugely successful Channel 4 TV series, Grand Designs, this is the ultimate guide to renovating or creating that dream home in the sun. * Grand Designs regularly attracts over 4 million viewers * Ties in to a new 12-part primetime series on Channel 4, which for the first time covers properties abroad * Grand Designs Abroad has all the bestselling elements -- property and the appeal of fantastic homes and new lives in the sun * Has the same attractions as A Place in the Sun, which has sold over 39,000 copies * A real, informative book that is packed with advice and inspiration -- for real as well as armchair builders and renovators
Kevin McCloud has presented Grand Designs since the programme started over 4 years ago. After originally studying art history, Kevin became a theatrical designer before starting his career as an author with Kevin McCloud's Decorating Book (Dorling Kindersley). He has since written a number of other books including The Complete Decorator (Ebury, 1998) and Kevin McCloud's Lighting Book (Ebury, 1999), and for some time ran his own lighting company. He appears frequently in the press and on television as a design commentator.