Country House Life: A Century of Change in Britain's Country Homes

Country House Life A Century of Change in Britain s Country Homes Fascinating archive photographs of life in Britain s historic homes between and accompanied by lively and anecdotal commentary provide unique insight into the lives of those who lived and

  • Title: Country House Life: A Century of Change in Britain's Country Homes
  • Author: Elizabeth Drury Francesca Scoones
  • ISBN: 9781907892257
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fascinating archive photographs of life in Britain s historic homes between 1860 and 1940, accompanied by lively and anecdotal commentary, provide unique insight into the lives of those who lived and worked in stately homesOffering an intriguing look at the life that was led in stately homes in the period between the 1860s to the end of World War II, than 250 wonderfuFascinating archive photographs of life in Britain s historic homes between 1860 and 1940, accompanied by lively and anecdotal commentary, provide unique insight into the lives of those who lived and worked in stately homesOffering an intriguing look at the life that was led in stately homes in the period between the 1860s to the end of World War II, than 250 wonderfully evocative photographs from the archives of the various properties tell intriguing tales of the owners and their families, their guests, the men and women employed in the house and on the estate, including what they looked like and what they did day to day Some of the photographs are set pieces, taken as a record of special events such as a visit by a member of the royal family or the coming of age of the son and heir others give a picture of a normal day in the workings of the household Capturing unique moments such as the Duke and Duchess of York on their honeymoon at Polesden Lacey and Churchill breakfasting at Chartwell, and accompanied by a fascinating commentary from a social historian, this book gives a wonderful glimpse into life in the great English country houses.

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    1. This one is all photographs, with captions saying who the person was, and the date, and often with a description. I could have wished for more narrative, but the wealth of images here makes it worth it in the long run. Most charming are the photos of children, often with their pets. Not for everyone, but those interested in Downton Abbey might find it of interest for the generations before the time of Robert and Cora. Four stars overall, and recommended.

    2. For history buffs of Victorian England of the upper classes, this book is worth the reading for the rare photographs aloneA delightfully fun book that explores all the levels of upper class Britain: the servants, children, the houses themselves, ceremonies and partiesThe photos give an intimate glimpse into the lives of people whose way of life vanished with the coming of World War I and the Great Depression

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