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Three Houses Hardcover – 1 Jan 1998


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  • Hardcover: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Moyer Bell Ltd ,U.S.; New Ed edition (1 Jan 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559212152
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559212151
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 14.9 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,618,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Angela Thirkell (1890-1961) wrote many works of fiction and non-fiction, including twenty-nine 'Barsetshire' novels, which won her great popularity and acclaim. The first of these, High Rising, was published in 1933. Her relatives included Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin, and her godfather was JM Barrie. She was twice married and had four children.

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Angela Thirkell (1890 - 1961), granddaughter of the pre-Raphaelite painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones, cousin of Rudyard Kipling and mother to novelist Colin MacInnes, was born in Kensington Square, London. A prolific author, she wrote over thirty novels in her lifetime, mostly set in Barsetshire. Three Houses, a memoir of her childhood, was her first book and became an immediate success on its publication in 1931. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. V. Jeffery on 27 April 2014
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Angela Thirkell was the granddaughter of Sir Edward Burne-Jones, the pre-Raphaelite artist and cousin of Rudyard Kipling. Her life span was 1890-1961. This book tells of her childhood experiences, with her brother and baby sister in the various houses of her family, and a little of close friends around them. It sheds first-hand light on a period of time when we tend to think life was more idyllic than it obviously was. Even with fame and wealth, big houses and servants, everyday life and the environment could be marred by many factors just as it is today in the 21st Century. Life is very much easier for us in general, but unfortunately we do not on the whole appreciate what we have, and abuse it when we should be taking more care of it for ourselves and future generations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Kemp on 16 Oct 2014
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This is a richly nostalgic and evocative account of the writer’s childhood with her younger brother (who also went on to publish a number of novels) in 1890s England. Angela Thirkell’s first published work, it tells of a privileged and happy life in London and Sussex when the author was a young girl. Her grandfather, who is lovingly described in these memories, was the pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, and Thirkell was also related to Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin. It was thus a precocious and intellectual environment, and as well as the three houses in the title (two belonging to her grandparents and the family home in London) Angela describes a series of golden summer days, seaside holidays and Christmases that are almost painful for her in their wistfulness and the harsh certainty that they can never be retrieved.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Carol C. Stone on 29 Dec 2012
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Angela Thirkell was the granddaughter of Burne-Jones, one of the pre-Raphaelite painters of the late 19th - early 20th century era. Her remembrances of her childhood are intimately interwoven with the artistic world of the era and present a vivid and exquisitely crafted evocation of that world as well as her place in it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By c manners on 25 July 2014
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This is a delightful little book about a late Edwardian childhood with Burne jones as her grandfather. London and Sussex. I am devoted to Angela thirkell, and this was a big treat.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By grandma on 1 July 2013
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loved this book and have bought 2 more copies as gifts for friends.

it was lovely to see the portrayal of edward burne jones as such a loving grandfather and the normal everyday life of such well known names it was a great read.
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By TCA on 7 Aug 2014
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I really enjoyed this little peek into a family `s life and had glimpses into another era and lifetime of a famous family
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Delightful. A gentle snap shot of another age by a gifted writer.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Bently VINE VOICE on 14 Feb 2014
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This a very descriptive evocation of a middle-class Edwardian childhood. Not a lot happens but their are some nice touches. I especially liked the author eating lobster tails then using the antennae to decorate her hats! A gentle tome, unlikely to shock anyone.
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