England's Thousand Best Houses

England's Thousand Best Houses


By (author) Simon Jenkins

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 1088 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 50mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 2 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141039299
  • ISBN 13: 9780141039299
  • Illustrations note: 16 pp colour inset
  • Sales rank: 202,920

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' 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 is chairman of the National Trust and one of Britain's most prominent journalists. He currently writes for the Sunday Times and the Guardian and has edited both the Evening Standard and The Times. He is the author of many books on politics, history and architecture, including most recently Thatcher and Sons. He was knighted in 2004 and made chairman of the National Trust in July 2008.

Review quote

'This wonderful book makes me want to take a year off ! and plunge off into what Jenkins has memorably described as "the theatre of our shared memory' - Adam Nicolson, Evening Standard 'This is the perfect book to have beside your bed or on the back seat of your car ! Jenkins's zeal is infectious. He quite rightly sees England's greatest houses as collectively nothing less than a wonder of the world' - Geordie Greig, Literary Review