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    The English Country House (Hardback) By (author) James Peill, By (author) Julian Fellowes, Photographs by James Fennell

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    DescriptionRanging from Kentchurch Court, a former fortified medieval manor house that has been the seat of the Scudamore family for nearly 1,000 years, to a delightful Strawberry Hill-style Gothic house in rural Cornwall to a ducal palace (Badminton) to car-crazed Goodwood House, this beautifully illustrated book showcases ten outstanding British country houses all still in the hands of descendents of the original owners. James Peill recounts the ups and downs of such deep-rooted clans as the Cracrofts, landowners in Lincolnshire since the twelfth century, whose late 18th-century Hackthorn Hall is a perfect example of the kind of house Jane Austen describes in her novels (indeed, she appears on their family tree), as well as the relatively newly arrived Biddulphs, who constructed Rodmarton, an Arts & Crafts masterpiece, in the first decades of the last century. James Fennell has once again provided superb photographs of a wealth of gardens, charming interiors, bygone sporting trophies, fine art collections and fanciful family memorabilia, making The English Country House a delicious treat for Anglophiles and lovers of old houses.

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    The English Country House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Peill, By (author) Julian Fellowes, Photographs by James Fennell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 320 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 1,720 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500517079
    ISBN 10: 050051707X

    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: AMR, AMKH
    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000, ARC007000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC23: 728.80942
    Thema V1.0: AMK, AMR
    Illustrations note
    225 colour illustrations
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    21 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    'For hundreds of years generation after generation of the families that built these rarely seen houses, has added to the delights seen within and without.' Min Hogg, founding editor of The World of Interiors