England's Thousand Best Houses

England's Thousand Best Houses


By (author) Simon Jenkins

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 992 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 228mm x 47mm | 1,674g
  • Publication date: 28 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141006250
  • ISBN 13: 9780141006253
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, col. maps
  • Sales rank: 201,283

Product description

A hymn to good architecture, an ode to authentic domestic interiors buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car. No other book (apart from his 1,000 Churches) will prompt so many joyous detours' Christopher Hudson, Daily Mail 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.

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Author information

Simon Jenkins writes for The Times and the London Evening Standard. He has edited both the Evening Standard and The Times, and has written books on the politics, history and architecture of London. He has been deputy chairman of English Heritage and was knighted in 2004.