I was asked why I had chosen the heart for the book cover and realised that at the time it had been purely because I was fond of that particular image.

As my journey progressed, however, the heart became the perfect symbol for the project as it was clear that this book was not really about people and their homes but about love.

That while spending time with people, regardless of age, family dynamic or socioeconomic status, the common thread was love, and that everyone I met is nostalgic, treasures their memories, their family history and the objects they cherish are not valuable, but sentimental.

Home really is where the heart is.