England's Thousand Best Houses

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2009 - Architecture, Domestic - 1046 pages
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'This wonderful book makes me want to take a year off . . . and plunge off into what Jenkins has memorably Described as 'the theatre of our shared memory''Adam Nicolson, Evening StandardEngland's houses are a treasure trove of riches and a unique, living record of the nation's history. Simon Jenkins's lavishly illustrated guide selects the finest homes throughout the land, from Cornwell to Cumbria, in a glorious celebration of English life.--Ranges from famous stately homes and palaces to humble cottages and huts-Organized county-by-county for easy use-Features a ratings system for each house-Highlights the very best 100'Buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy and keep in the car' Daily Mail'This is the perfect book to have beside your bed or on the back seat of your car . . . Jenkins's zeal is infectous. He quite rightly sees England's greatest houses as collectively nothing less than a wonder of the world' Geordie Greig, Literary Review'A hertiage enthisiast's Ode To Joy' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph'A feast, enlivened by the sort of tasty snippets that only a master journalist can produce' Hugh Massingberd, Daily Telegraph

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User Review  - fotofacade - LibraryThing

Jenkins has produced a rich tome here which is just about small enough to take around with you. He hasn't just sat in his armchair and written this one. He has actually visited all of the Churches in the book. For added value we also have classic photography from the country life archive Read full review

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User Review  - Martine Bailey - Goodreads

This book has just about become my essential guide for visiting the great houses of England. Jenkins' articles always throw some new light onto the architecture of the house and greatly enhance the visit. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Simon Jenkins is chairman of the National Trust and one of Britain's most prominent journalists. He currently writes for the Sunday Times and the Guardian and has edited both the Evening Standard and The Times. He is the author of many books on politics, history and architecture, including most recently Thatcher and Sons. He was knighted in 2004 and made chairman of the National Trust in July 2008.

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