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The Resource The long weekend : life in the English country house, 1918-1939, Adrian Tinniswood

The long weekend : life in the English country house, 1918-1939, Adrian Tinniswood

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The long weekend : life in the English country house, 1918-1939
Title
The long weekend
Title remainder
life in the English country house, 1918-1939
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Tinniswood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on thousands of memoirs, unpublished letters and diaries, and the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and bibulous butlers, historian Adrian Tinniswood brings the stately homes of England to life as never before, opening the door onto a world half-remembered, glamorous, shameful at times, and forever wrapped in myth. The Long Weekend revels in the sheer variety of country house life: from King George V poring over his stamp collection at Sandringham to fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley collecting mistresses at ancestral homes across the nation, from Edward VIII entertaining Wallis Simpson at Fort Belvedere to the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, whose wife became obsessed with her pet spaniels. Tinniswood reveals what it was really like to live and work in some of the most beautiful houses the world has ever seen during the last great golden age of the English country home"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Tinniswood, Adrian
Dewey number
305.5/2094209042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • England
  • Country homes
  • Mansions
  • Country life
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Landowners
  • Social change
  • England
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Military / World War I
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
Label
The long weekend : life in the English country house, 1918-1939, Adrian Tinniswood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-309) and index
Contents
Foreword -- The House Party -- Everyone Sang -- It Is Ours -- The King's Houses -- Reinstatement -- A New Culture -- Lutyens -- Making Plans -- Home Decorating -- The New Georgians -- The Princess Bride and her Brothers -- My New-Found-Land, My Kingdom -- A Queer Streak -- Field Sports -- In Which We Serve -- The Political House -- The Old Order Doomed
Control code
BK0017701572
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780465048984
Lccn
2015049302
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The long weekend : life in the English country house, 1918-1939, Adrian Tinniswood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-309) and index
Contents
Foreword -- The House Party -- Everyone Sang -- It Is Ours -- The King's Houses -- Reinstatement -- A New Culture -- Lutyens -- Making Plans -- Home Decorating -- The New Georgians -- The Princess Bride and her Brothers -- My New-Found-Land, My Kingdom -- A Queer Streak -- Field Sports -- In Which We Serve -- The Political House -- The Old Order Doomed
Control code
BK0017701572
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 322 pages
Isbn
9780465048984
Lccn
2015049302
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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