...covering the architecture and interiors of 62 spectacular houses in a range of styles spanning seven centuries, from medieval Stokesay Castle to the newly built, Lutyesn-inspired Corfe Farm.
--Country Life, 2009
Country Life's unparalleled archive of beautifully photographed, mainly English, country houses comes into its own... The book's strength is in paying sufficient attention to each house to provide a real feel for the splendid range of English styles and tastes...
--The Sunday Telegraph - Seven, 29 November 2009
...A book like this, published in 2010, could easily have been a lament. The fact that it is a celebration one among many but far better than most, says a great deal about the resilience of the English country house and the culture it represents.
--The Georgian, August 2010
About the Author
Mary Miers is architectural writer, arts and books editor for "Country Life." Her previous career was in architectural conservation, and she established and ran Scotland's Buildings at Risk Register in the 1990s. Her books include "The Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide" and "American Houses: The Architecture of Fairfax & Sammons." Her home is in the Highlands of Scotland. Marcus Binney is an architectural journalist well-known for his work in the British conservation movement. Tim Knox is director of Sir John Soane's Museum in London. Jeremy Musson is a former architectural editor of "Country Life." Tim Richardson is a former gardens editor of "Country Life." John Martin Robinson is the author of several books on British architecture. Geoffrey Tyack is the director of the Stanford University Centre in Oxford.