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Private Palaces: Life in the Great London Houses [Hardcover]

Christopher Simon Sykes
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4 Nov 1985
In this study combining architectural and social history, the author describes the great town houses, largely built in the 17th century, where the aristocracy and millionaires lived lives of lavish ostentation. It provides an insight into a world that is now lost. The author also wrote "The Rolling Stones", "The Visitor's Book", "Country House Camera", "Black Sheep", "Ancient English Houses" and co-authored "English Front-Gardens".
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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus (4 Nov 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0701130016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701130015
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 19.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 632,264 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars social history book review 20 Dec 2012
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sent quickly, as described. good photographs of interior settings and well written text and bibliography by a prominent historical writer.
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