- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: National Trust Books (30 Sept. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1905400667
- ISBN-13: 978-1905400669
- Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 3.3 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Houses of the National Trust: Outstanding Buildings of Britain Hardcover – 30 Sep 2008
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About the Author
Lydia Greeves is a writer and editor known for her writing on Britain's cultural heritage. She is the author of The Good Country House Guide and Country Cottages. She lives in London.
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Top Customer Reviews
Generally two to three pages are devoted to each property, except for the very small ones, and this covers the history of the building itself and interesting facts connected to the building such as information on former owners, contents etc. The book is lavishly illustrated and is a substantial volume so not one which you will want to carry around on National Trust visits!
I have found it most useful in checking out properties which I am planning to visit so as to get a bit of background. If you are going to a different part of the country and are a National Trust member it is interesting to do some pre planning of NT places to visit and this book is very helpful in that respect. A very acceptable pressie for an NT member too!
The next best thing to visiting these dwellings is a video tour of the houses in question. The next best thing to that are books dedicated to each specific mansion.
After that there are books such as this (touring several houses), giving each house plenty of space. Alas, it doesn't hit the spot.
Too many houses are crammed into it and therefore each house is given scarce attention.
You could (and should) go into more depth with each house. Maybe you have to publish more than one book! But the result would have been so much better and I would gladly have paid the price to own all of them.
I already have returned the book so I can't go into detail describing the contents for you.
Equally good to browse through as a "coffee table" book, and to get ideas of places to visit.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Delighted with this book. I purchased it from Bookbarn International through Amazon as 'Used' for a great price. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mark
My son loves it and looks for the houses he's been to and looks for one's to visit.Published on 19 Aug. 2014 by Mo
Well set out publication with excellent photographs. Ideal to give a flavour of what can be seen for real. Good price too!Published on 16 Jan. 2014 by Mr. J. N. Davies
A gift for someone who loves visiting the houses, it has lovely photos of the houses inside and out, and a fair amount of basic info about them. Read morePublished on 24 Feb. 2013 by suzanne hemmings
This book is full of lovely big pictures of different National Trust properties all over the country. Read morePublished on 4 Oct. 2012 by A. Christian
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