The Last Country Houses
The magnificent country houses built in Britain between 1890 and 1939 were the last monuments to a vanishing age. Many of these great mammoths of domestic architecture were unsuited to the changes in economic and social priorities that followed the two world wars, and rapidly became extinct. Those that survive, however, provide tangible evidence of the life and death of an extraordinarily prosperous age.The fascinating world, so vividly depicted in Evelyn Waughs Brideshead Revisited, can now be viewed from a new perspective. The Last Country Houses will enlighten all those interested in glimpsing the lost life style of another age.
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Review: The Last Country HousesUser Review - Michael Heath-Caldwell - Goodreads
Very interesting book on the tail end of the big houses building spree in the UK. Read full review
Review: The Last Country HousesUser Review - Kim - Goodreads
Great story on the decline of servants and the rise of the vacuum cleaner! Lovely photos of old English mansions, kitchens, etc. And floor plans. Read full review