A Brief Guide to Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes

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A Brief Guide to Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes

A Brief Guide to Private Life in Britain s Stately Homes Timed to coincide with the release of the third and final series of the award winning Downton Abbey which has attracted audiences of than million viewers This Brief Guidecelebrates the Victorian a

  • Title: A Brief Guide to Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes
  • Author: Michael Paterson
  • ISBN: 9780762447220
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Timed to coincide with the release of the third and final series of the award winning Downton Abbey, which has attracted audiences of than 10 million viewers This Brief Guidecelebrates the Victorian and Edwardian eras that marked the golden age of the English countryhouse a time when opulence and formality attained a level that would never be matched again.Author MiTimed to coincide with the release of the third and final series of the award winning Downton Abbey, which has attracted audiences of than 10 million viewers This Brief Guidecelebrates the Victorian and Edwardian eras that marked the golden age of the English countryhouse a time when opulence and formality attained a level that would never be matched again.Author Michael Paterson skillfully and entertainingly explores the myths and realities of thisvanished world, both upstairs and down.

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    One thought on “A Brief Guide to Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes

    1. Delphine on said:

      "A brief guide" observes both English country houses and its inhabitants (upstairs and downstairs). The book contains some nice-to-know-facts, but it lacks structure and is a bit too apologetic towards the aristocracy to my taste.

    2. Methaya on said:

      Unfortunately this book falls short of the mark. The writing is rambling and often repetitive. The chapter titles seem only to provide an excuse to natter on incessantly about any and all generalities pertaining to British country houses. Simple but valuable info is entirely lacking: except for one figure which is only mentioned as an excessive oddity, the author doesn't even provide simple facts like the number of servants necessary for an average country house in general or even specifically f [...]

    3. Monica on said:

      This book was filled with a lot of interesting facts about the "Golden Age" of landed homes in England. I enjoyed learning more, but wasn't always captivated by the pace or voice of the book.

    4. Katherine Stephanis on said:

      Didn't like at all, the tone was unprofessional. Quite jingoistic, really. Didn't finish.

    5. Kathleen on said:

      Some interesting insights. Covers a broader time period than you might think from the title.

    6. Rachel Mantas on said:

      I started out reading this book before my journey to England this past August. I decided to pack the book as it was just under 300 pages, and easy enough to tote around for train & plane rides. Though parts of the book seem to be written redundantly, I did not find the trivialities less useful. I was journeying to visit both Hatfield House, as well as Dartmoor Castle (both of which locations are mentioned in the book, if Dartmoor, mainly for the town) and enjoyed getting to read the treasure [...]

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