Alexandra d'Arnoux is the author of Family Houses in the Country, also published by Thames & Hudson. She has written extensively for Masion et Jardin, Vogue and House and Garden. She is the Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest (France). Erica Lennard is an internationally renowned photographer. She exhibits her work in galleries worldwide and contributes to magazines such as Elle International, French Vogue and House Beautiful. Bruno de Laubadere is a journalist and garden historian whose books include The Secret Gardens of Paris, also published by Thames & Hudson.