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The House Party: A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure and the Country House Weekend

The House Party: A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure and the Country House Weekend (Hardback, Main)

By Tinniswood, Adrian

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The House Party explores privilege and leisure from the viewpoint of the guest and the host, showing us what it was really like to spend a weekend with the Jazz Age industrialist, the bibulous belted earl, and the bright young thing. Tinniswood reveals how the great and good part...ied at mansions such as Knole and Dunham Massey, how Nancy Astor held court at Cliveden, and what a discreet weekend gathering at Winston Churchill's Chartwell might entail. Much like the very best country house party, this glorious book will keep you highly entertained.
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ISBN 9780571350964
Released AU 3 Dec 2019
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571350964
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 3 Dec 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Tinniswood, Adrian
Category Palaces, Chateaux, Country Houses
Social & Cultural History
Gardens (Descriptions, History Etc)
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 306.48120941
Weight 250g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Country homes - History - 20th century - Great Britain, Entertaining - History - 20th century - Great Britain, Leisure - History - 20th century - Great Britain, Great Britain - Social life and customs - 20th century
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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