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.
A handsome illustrated book that reveals these houses’ intriguing pasts and also their reinvention for modern-day visitors.
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 substantial study of 40+ houses, with many photographs and floor plans.
A fine illustrated survey of British and Irish country house libraries, from Roman villas to contemporary wonders.
An Elizabethan treasure and its outstanding art collection, from Holbein and Reynolds to the contemporary.
A delightful illustrated book about the lives and achievements of those in charge of fourteen of the greatest gardens in the country, including Broughton Grange, Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Lowther Castle and Merton College.