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  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King (18 Aug. 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1780674023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780674025
  • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 3.8 x 31.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 365,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This large-scale handsome volume is a stunning visual history of the evolution of the 'great house'." - Cotswold Life "History of the 32 most notable great houses of England and Wales, featuring 'Downton Abbey'." - The Bookseller Buyer's Guide

About the Author

Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd was the editor of an index covering some 10,000 houses in the British Isles. He was a prolific writer of books and articles. He died in 2007. Christopher Simon Sykes specializes in photographing architecture and interiors. With several books to his name, his photographs have also appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, House and Garden and The World of Interiors. The Big House, his family's house in Yorkshire, was published in 2013.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Noel Thompson on 18 Nov. 2014
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The book was first published in 1994 and the current book is just a reprint. The least I would have expected was for the authors who are still alive to have updated the text. Consequently when you read the text you have the impression that it is all old hat and that the authors just could not be bothered. A shame really as the photography is first class.
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Handsome but Superficial 28 Jan. 2015
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It's a handsome book, but it doesn't escape a certain superficiality: it's a coffee table book, and a nice one, but it could have been much more: detail, art, architectural comment, and history could all have been usefully included.
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