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Author Tinniswood, Adrian, author.

Title The long weekend : life in the English country house, 1918-1939 / Adrian Tinniswood.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  305.520942 TIN    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 322 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary "Drawing on thousands of memoirs, unpublished letters and diaries, and the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and bibulous butlers, historian Adrian Tinniswood brings the stately homes of England to life as never before, opening the door onto a world half-remembered, glamorous, shameful at times, and forever wrapped in myth. The Long Weekend revels in the sheer variety of country house life: from King George V poring over his stamp collection at Sandringham to fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley collecting mistresses at ancestral homes across the nation, from Edward VIII entertaining Wallis Simpson at Fort Belvedere to the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, whose wife became obsessed with her pet spaniels. Tinniswood reveals what it was really like to live and work in some of the most beautiful houses the world has ever seen during the last great golden age of the English country home"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-309) and index.
Contents Foreword -- The House Party -- Everyone Sang -- It Is Ours -- The King's Houses -- Reinstatement -- A New Culture -- Lutyens -- Making Plans -- Home Decorating -- The New Georgians -- The Princess Bride and her Brothers -- My New-Found-Land, My Kingdom -- A Queer Streak -- Field Sports -- In Which We Serve -- The Political House -- The Old Order Doomed.
Subject England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Country homes -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Mansions -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Country life -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- England -- Biography.
Landowners -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- England -- History -- 20th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Added Title life in the English country house, 1918-1939
ISBN 9780465048984 (hardback)
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