This text describes 14 English country houses, including Blickling, Stourhead and Knole. James Lees-Milne seeks to bring the buildings, their owners and their past to life and tells the sometimes cliffhanging tales of their transfer to the hands of the National Trust.
About the Author
James Lees-Milne died in 1997. Once Country Houses Secretary of the National Trust, he is now best known for his memoirs and diaries, described by Jeremy Lewis as second to none in their comicality, rueful self-knowledge and feline observations.