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The long weekend : life in the English country house between the wars, Adrian Tinniswood

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The long weekend : life in the English country house between the wars
Title
The long weekend
Title remainder
life in the English country house between the wars
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Tinniswood
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Language
eng
Summary
There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the two world wars, a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. Real life in the country house during the 1920s and 1930s was not always so sunny. By turns opulent and ordinary, noble and vicious, its shadows were darker. In The Long Weekend, Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the truth about a world half-forgotten, draped in myth and hidden behind stiff upper lips and film-star smiles. Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, on unpublished letters and diaries, on the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and unhappy heiresses and bullying butlers, The Long Weekend gives a voice to the people who inhabited this world. In a definitive social history which combines anecdote and narrative with scholarship, it brings the stately homes of England to life, giving readers an insight into the guilt and the gingerbread, and showing how the image of the country house was carefully protected by its occupants above and below stairs, and how the reality was so much more interesting than the dream
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
941/.083
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA576
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The long weekend : life in the English country house between the wars, Adrian Tinniswood
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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24 cm
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Extent
x, 406 pages
Isbn
9780224099455
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)951212805

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