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Scottish Country [Paperback]

Charles Maclean , Christopher Simon Sykes
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29 Mar 1999
Scotland's authentic style is revealed here in country houses, traditions and culture, and in images including a tiled Edwardian kitchen at Ardkinglas; a bright, richly decorated ceiling inside a thick-walled Jacobean tower house; a lush garden carpeted with bluebells; and the comfort of well-stuffed furniture in living rooms and libraries. Many of the treasures of Scottish life are also explored, in sections on painted ceilings, romantic painting, Harris Tweed, tartans, pottery, dovecots, trout and salmon fishing, deerstalking and grouse shooting. This welcoming civility is set against the splendours of the landscape, with windswept hills, craggy coastlines and lakes veiled in mist. A directory lists houses and gardens open to the public, as well as island tours, inns, hotels and antique shows - even where to buy armour.


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; New edition edition (29 Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500281254
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500281253
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 24.8 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,282,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take me there! 27 Sep 2001
Format:Paperback
This book has beautiful photography, informative prose and a fine representation of "Scottish Country." I was pleased to find not only elegant manor houses but a converted black house as well. There is a good mix of interiors and informative chapters dealing with such diverse subjects as pottery, tartan fabric, doocots and shooting.I have paged through my copy hundreds of times and always find something that I never noticed before. This book is a wonderful tool to introduce family and friends to a land I have grown to love and a warm reminder to me of happy times in "Scottish Country."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scottish Country. 7 Jan 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
One of the best books ever written on Scottish culture and living design. It avoids all the classic bagpipe and kilt cliches and unearths the real Scotland. The photos are superb and very evocative of the real Scotland.
Sadly out of print now so buy a copy whenever you find it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scottish Country 5 April 2010
Format:Hardcover
I am quite pleased with this book. Beautiful photos and vivid written descriptions bring Scotland to life for the reader. Provides a good overview of the entire country. I was specifically looking for images of house interiors. I didn't find much in that regard, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative 30 Oct 2003
By J. Chiu - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
From the writing to the splendid photographs to the book production itself, this is a superlative volume without peer. Sadly, it is OOP but, if the subject matter is relevant to your interests or to your métier, this title mandates acquisition at any cost.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Variety to Scottish Country Houses 14 April 2014
By Bear One - Published on Amazon.com
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This older book offers good photographs and just enough text to make interesting reading without getting bogged down. I was very pleased to be able to find this book still available.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast 9 Jan 2007
By Shirley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Shipped from the UK and arrived in record time! Book was new as promised. Very pleased.
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