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It’s a wonder any of our great country houses survived the 20th century

20 November 2021

9:00 AM

20 November 2021

9:00 AM

Noble Ambitions: The Fall and Rise of the Post-war Country House Adrian Tinniswood

Cape, pp.416, 30

One of Adrian Tinniswood’s recent books, The Long Weekend, is a portrait of country house life in the interwar years. Hedonistic, carefree, fuelled by an army of servants, such an existence now seems a distant dream. In this companion volume he takes the story further, looking at what happened to the country house after 1945.

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