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