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The Edwardian Country House by Juliet Gardiner

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The Edwardian Country House by Juliet Gardiner

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This text explores Edwardian life, considering the events in the annual calendar of Edwardian gentry such as the masked ball and society dinner. It offers insights into, not only the family of the house, but those below stairs for whom these occasions meant weeks or months of preparation.


"The Edwardian Country House" gives an insight into the romance and reality of Edwardian society and evokes the "golden" years before World War I. In this illustrated book, Juliet Gardiner explores the key events in the social calendar of a wealthy Edwardian family - a fancy dress ball, a society dinner party, a village fete, a musical evening, a shooting party - from not only the points of view of the family, but also from that of the servants. Detailed descriptions of the day-to-day activities involved in running a country house are told through diary extracts, letters, advice manuals and recipes, while special craft features enable readers to create a range of authentic Edwardian delights for themselves. Providing a look at a period that was glorious for a few but certainly not all, this is a book on Edwardian life as seen through 21st-century eyes.

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SKU GOR000394033
Title The Edwardian Country House
Author By (author) Juliet Gardiner
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 2002
Page Number 288
ISBN 0752261665
ISBN13 9780752261669
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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