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  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • The Long Weekend
  • Adrian Tinniswood
  • en
  • 05 May 2018
  • 9780224099455

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Read ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Adrian Tinniswood Read õ The Long Weekend Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free There is nothing uite as beautiful as an English country house in summer And there has never been a summer uite like that Indian summer between the two world wars a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homesReal life in the country house during the 1920s and 1930s was not always so sunny By turns opul. The Long Weekend is an insider look at English country houses during the time period of 1918 1939 A lot of this is a Who s Who of houses pretty much anything you would want to know about who purchased certain houses when and how they changed them It focused a good bit as well on what a typical long weekend involved I would ve loved even of this kind of info and pics When I visited England 4 years ago and had a chance to go through Warwick Castle my curiosity was first piued about these long weekends especially after hearing about Daisy s escapades I really enjoyed this one though and will probably refer back to it often with uestions about specifics I would definitely read works by the author It was obvious a lot of research and time went into writing compiling this book Many thanks to NetGalley and Basic Books for an advance readers copy

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Read ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Adrian Tinniswood Read õ The Long Weekend Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free To the people who inhabited this world In a definitive social history which combines anecdote and narrative with scholarship it brings the stately homes of England to life giving readers an insight into the guilt and the gingerbread and showing how the image of the country house was carefully protected by its occupants above and below stairs and how the reality was so much interesting than the drea. This didn t uite live up to expectations most of the time it felt like a catalog of who owned which country houses than an actual explanation of what life was like in them though the last few chapters did give a better sense of that And given all the descriptions of the houses many with effusive adjectives it would have been nice to have pictures of the houses themselves but perhaps they were not available All in all it did capture the transition of the country house from the sole provenance of the titled few to the egalitarian privilege of the rising middle classes and the effort involved in updating and maintaining them But I don t feel like it did as well in capturing the sensation of what it was like to live in them it was factual but not evocative

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Read ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î Adrian Tinniswood Read õ The Long Weekend Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ent and ordinary noble and vicious its shadows were darker In The Long Weekend Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the truth about a world half forgotten draped in myth and hidden behind stiff upper lips and film star smiles Drawing on hundreds of memoirs on unpublished letters and diaries on the eye witness testimonies of belted earls and unhappy heiresses and bullying butlers The Long Weekend gives a voice. As a book about English country life this is a good real estate catalog The Isles A History voice. As a book about English country life this is a good real estate catalog