'A hymn to good architecture, an ode to authentic domestic interiors ... buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car. No other book (apart from his 1,000 Churches) will prompt so many joyous detours' Christopher Hudson, Daily Mail England's houses are a treasure trove of riches and a unique, living record of the nation's history. Simon Jenkins's magnificent guide selects the finest palaces, mansions, halls, castles and cottages throughout the land, from the stately to the humble, in a glorious celebration of English life.
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Simon Jenkins writes for The Times and the London Evening Standard. He has edited both the Evening Standard and The Times, and has written books on the politics, history and architecture of London. He has been deputy chairman of English Heritage and was knighted in 2004.Review:
'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 Standard 'This is the perfect book to have beside your bed or on the back seat of your car ! Jenkins's zeal is infectious. He quite rightly sees England's greatest houses as collectively nothing less than a wonder of the world' - Geordie Greig, Literary Review
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