A handsome illustrated book that reveals these houses’ intriguing pasts and also their reinvention for modern-day visitors.
A substantial study of 40+ houses, with many photographs and floor plans.
The narrator observes her downstairs neighbours through the floor of her attic room in a dilapidated country house in 1969. Compelling and atmospheric.
From squire’s daughter to Dowager Countess, via four husbands and the accumulation of a great fortune, much of it spent on her passion for houses.
Details the superb overhaul of both interior and landscape that the present incumbent has undertaken over the last few years.
A slim, elegantly produced book with excellent illustrations and text.
A fine illustrated survey of British and Irish country house libraries, from Roman villas to contemporary wonders.