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This review is from: England's Thousand Best Houses (Hardcover)
I think the book is good, but perhaps a little over-ambitious in its scope. Unfortunately, houses do not lend themselves to such a neat compendium in the way that churches did in his previous book. Nonetheless it is a useful reference for knowing more about some of the more hidden gems. Disagree over Oxbridge colleges, insofar as they are essentially secular residences - I think the book would probably be incomplete without them.