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[Download] ✤ The Long Weekend By Adrian Tinniswood – American-fiction.co There is nothing uite as beautiful as an English country house in summer And there has never been a summer uite like that Indian summer between the two world wars a period of gentle decline in which tThere is nothing uite as beautiful as an English country house in summer And there has never been a summer uite like that Indian summer between the two world wars a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homesReal life in the country house during the 1920s and 1930s was not always so sunny By turns opul.

Ent and ordinary noble and vicious its shadows were darker In The Long Weekend Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the truth about a world half forgotten draped in myth and hidden behind stiff upper lips and film star smiles Drawing on hundreds of memoirs on unpublished letters and diaries on the eye witness testimonies of belted earls and unhappy heiresses and bullying butlers The Long Weekend gives a voice.

long free weekend book The Long epub The Long Weekend eBookEnt and ordinary noble and vicious its shadows were darker In The Long Weekend Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the truth about a world half forgotten draped in myth and hidden behind stiff upper lips and film star smiles Drawing on hundreds of memoirs on unpublished letters and diaries on the eye witness testimonies of belted earls and unhappy heiresses and bullying butlers The Long Weekend gives a voice.

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The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co Adrian Tinniswood has worked as an author broadcaster lecturer and educational consultant for nearly 30 years in both Britain and the United States Tinniswood studied English and Philosophy at Southampton University and was awarded an MPhil at Leicester University

10 thoughts on “The Long Weekend

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookThis is Downton Abbey with the boring bits left in and the interesting bits removed as they had been sold off to Julian Fellowes for his tv show Not really but it reads like that If you love to read about rich people and how they lived their lives always putting their social lives before work if they worked at all and you love looking up names of people you've never heard of then you will love this bookIt isn't about life in these beautiful old stately homes it's about parties who was invited where who they were what they did eat shoot change clothes a lot but mostly who they were and often what they thought of each other and the sort of effortlessly upper class manners expected of them Don't call on weekdays to respond to invitations dreadfully lower class This is most of the third paragraph of the book In November 1934 for example the Duke and Duch


  2. Angie Angie says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookThe Long Weekend is an insider look at English country houses during the time period of 1918 1939 A lot of this is a Who's Who of houses pretty much anything you would want to know about who purchased certain houses when and how they changed them It focused a good bit as well on what a typical long weekend involved I would've loved even of this


  3. David David says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookThose nice people at Netgalley and Basic Books sent a free e copy of this book Both “life” and “house” appear in the title but it's about “house” than “life” including architecture sales renovations remodeling redecorating which aristo hired and later fired which architect and which magazine critic praised or savaged which design This book beg


  4. Melisa Melisa says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookExtremely well researched and fascinating look at the history of the English Country house I would have loved photography as I kept stopping to look up the estates being discussed in order to get a visual Thank you Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  5. Miki Miki says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookAs a book about English country life this is a good real estate catalog


  6. Lois Lois says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookI liked this a lot However it isn't at all what is promised This is not really about the houses or the customs during these Saturday to Monday House Party Weekends weren't a thing in the upper classes during this period Weekends imply that one works and to be upper class is to unemployed in this period This is mostly gossip primarily about royalty and the houses castles estates etc they own It covers primarily the Edwardian Age with a bit of Victorian and Windor Era thrown in for good measure Interesting and fun


  7. O. Gold O. Gold says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookTHE LONG WEEKEND LIFE IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE 1918 1939 by Adrian Tinniswood 20165 stars out of 5 Many years ago my wife and I we are now in our eighties flew to Europe rented a car and toured the famous gardens of the Continent Our favorites were in Great Britain Reading THE LONG WEEKEND was like reliving the past In England we went see to Vita Sackville Wests famous White Garden at the country house of Sissinghurst At Stourhead we admired the 18th century landscape garden And in Northern Ireland we were amazed by the magnificent floral garden of Mt Stewart Tinniswood is the reigning authority on these old country houses He has written 12 book


  8. Stacy Stacy says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookThis didn't uite live up to expectations most of the time it felt like a catalog of who owned which country houses than an actual explanation of what life was like in them though the last few chapters did give a better sense of that And given all the d


  9. A A says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookAn exceptional book delving into the history and culture of the English landed society of a bygone era Tinniswood focuses on the English country house as the anchor of this privileged set chronicling its rise thr


  10. Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris says:

    The Long Weekend eBook × The Long Kindle - ↠ PDF/EPUB american fiction.co long free, weekend book, The Long epub, The Long Weekend eBookThe Long Weekend isn't really about life in the English Country House Between the Wars though the opening chapter gives a sense of how weekend parties were conducted and there are la


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