"More than a mere manual, The Book of Masonry Stoves is a fascinating study of the history of fire through the ages. It's also a convincing argument for the efficiency, safety, and comfort of masonry."--Susan Renner-Sinith, Popular Science Magazine
"It's hard to believe that anyone knows more about wood heating--let alone masonry stoves--than David Lvle, who has made it a consuming avocation and profession for many years. Unless I miss my guess, anyone who reads The Book of Masonry Stoves will come away with an almost overwhelming desire to install one of these wonderfully efficient, sensible devices in their home."--Richard M. Ketchum, Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal
About the Author
David Lyle, one of the best-informed people in the U.S. in the wood heat field, has tested a great variety of stoves during the past 30 years. For several years, he was the national distributor of Lange stoves in the U.S. In addition to his professional work with wood-burning stoves, Mr. Lyle has heated his own home with wood for several decades. Readers may recognize David Lyle as a former writer for the New York Herald Tribune, and the Associated Press. His articles have also appeared in Esquire, Fine Homebuilding, and other magazines. He lives in Acworth, New Hampshire, where he credits his special knowledge of chimney fires to his experience with the Acworth Volunteer Fire Company.