History / History- Social & Commercial. / The Country House Remembered by Merlin Waterson- editor Merlin Waterson- editor Routledge and Kegan Paul 1985, first edition: hardcover in dust jacket approximately 7 .5 x 10 inches tall: decorative endpapers: 256 pages including index: black and white photographic illustrations-some full page.  Synopsis: A detailed and personal picture of the country house between the two world wars,and its subsiquent  demise  compiled from a series of interviews with more than 25 country house chatelaines .  Descriptions include a social routine of  entertainment -hosting politicians, famous people, and possibly  royalty at  weekends ;  hunting and shooting house parties; sports and passtimes ; parties for staff and tenants; and  Christmas celebrations for the estate and village. Interviews also reveal the paternalistic role of the country house, and the  landowner's  responsibility for the welfare of his  tenants.  Contents: Preface, Who Where and When. (chapters entitled as follows) Vain Citadels.  A Generation Weakened.  The Chatelaine.  The Houseparty.  Hunting, Shooting and Fishing.  Paternal Acres.  Aesthetes  and Philistines .  A Feeling for the Past.  The Garden.  The Church.  The Servants.  Nursery and Schoolroom.  Escape.  A Retreating World.   Postscript.  Notes and Bibliography.  Index.  


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  • Book Title: The Country House Remembered
  • Author: Merlin Waterson- editor
  • ISBN: 0710203764
  • Publisher: Routledge and Kegan Paul
  • Year Published: 1985
  • Our Normal Price: £31.90 GBP ($41.79 USD)
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  • Description: Routledge and Kegan Paul 1985, first edition: hardcover in dust jacket approximately 7 .5 x 10 inches tall: decorative endpapers: 256 pages including index: black and white photographic illustrations-some full page. Synopsis: A detailed and personal picture of the country house between the two world wars,and its subsiquent demise compiled from a series of interviews with more than 25 country house chatelaines . Descriptions include a social routine of entertainment -hosting politicians, famous people, and possibly royalty at weekends ; hunting and shooting house parties; sports and passtimes ; parties for staff and tenants; and Christmas celebrations for the estate and village. Interviews also reveal the paternalistic role of the country house, and the landowner's responsibility for the welfare of his tenants. Contents: Preface, Who Where and When. (chapters entitled as follows) Vain Citadels. A Generation Weakened. The Chatelaine. The Houseparty. Hunting, Shooting and Fishing. Paternal Acres. Aesthetes and Philistines . A Feeling for the Past. The Garden. The Church. The Servants. Nursery and Schoolroom. Escape. A Retreating World. Postscript. Notes and Bibliography. Index. . Condition: Price corner removed: very clean and good overall
  • Condition: Collectable- Very Good
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
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