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Simon Jenkins - England's Thousand Best Houses (2nd Hand Hardback)

SKU B001778

England's houses are a treasure trove of riches and a unique, living record of the nation's history. Simon Jenkins's magnificent guide selects the finest palaces, mansions, halls, castles and cottages throughout the land, from the stately to the humble, in a glorious celebration of English life.

England's Thousand Best Houses is a panorama of an ancient heritage, a compendium of a thousand delightful country houses from all periods - all of which are open to the public.

Breathtaking Blenheim Palace, the monumental jewel of Oxfordshire . . . the Duke of Devonshire's opulent Derbyshire seat of Chatsworth . . . the extraordinary baroque vision of Castle Howard in Yorkshire . . . lesser known gems like Little Morton Hall - all of these celebrated houses come to life and mingle with the yet-to-be discovered.

England's Thousand Best Houses is a must-have for readers from veteran architects to armchair travellers and anyone embarking on an exploration of the stately treasures scattered throughout England.

A Five Star System is used to rate each House.

  • Format : Thick, Solid 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - England
  • Published : 2003 (Penguin / Allen Lane - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9780713995961
  • SKU : B001778
  • PPC : SP1800gm
  • RRP : £30 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Marvellous . . . A constant excuse to wander a little" - Anna Ford.

"A hymn to good architecture, an ode to authentic domestic interiors. No other book (apart from his 1,000 Churches) will prompt so many joyous detours" - Christopher Hudson, Daily Mail.

"Jenkins' articles always throw some new light onto the architecture of the house and greatly enhance the visit." - Goodreads.