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Some Country Houses and their Owners By James Lees-Milne

Some Country Houses and their Owners
by James Lees-Milne

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Focuses on the various aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).
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Some Country Houses and their Owners Summary


Some Country Houses and their Owners by James Lees-Milne

The delightful, gossipy diaries of James Lees-Milne describe his encounters with the owners of country houses - from eccentric lords and oil millionaires to raffish socialists - as he travelled over England saving properties for the National Trust. Here are sharply observed accounts of dinner with Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst; Winston Churchill's bedroom at Chartwell; T. E. Lawrence's dilapidated Dorset cottage; and war damage to a great house in Derby. All are infused with his love of beauty and his sympathy for those giving up their ancestral homes forever. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too.It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it.English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).

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About James Lees-Milne


James Lees-Milne (1908-97) made his name as the National Trust's country house expert, helping to rescue some of England's loveliest houses. He is now best known for his diaries, published in the 1970s and hailed as a masterpiece comparable to Pepys.

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GOR001205250
Some Country Houses and their Owners by James Lees-Milne
James Lees-Milne
Penguin English Journeys
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-04-02
144
0141190906
9780141190907
N/A
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