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How To Read A Country House


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A fascinating illustrated guide to the architecture and history of the classic country house

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Jeremy Musson is architectural editor of Country Life and a leading historian of the country house. He is presenter of the television series The Curious House Guest, broadcast on BBC2 in 2005. He lives in Cambridge with his family and is the author of The English Manor House (Aurum 1999).


"Jeremy Musson is a champion of the architectural heritage represented by the English country house and his book will be an immmensely useful and enjoyable companion to anyone who enjoys visiting country houses." -- Clive Aslet, Editor of Country Life
"Every one of the National Trust's two million members would find their pastime enriched by reading this book" * Sunday Telegraph *
"...a delightful and truly informative gift book" * History Today *
"...instructive and entertaining...his study is greatly enriched by his keen eye for the amusing detail and the diverting quotation....it is, in short, the perfect Christmas present for anyone who enjoys a country-house crawl" * Country Life *
"beautifully illustrated...clear and helpful guide" * National Trust Magazine *

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