Book Review: The English Country House

The English Country House – James Peill

Published by THE VENDOME PRESS

Who doesn’t love a good book? I know I sure do! So, when I got a copy of The English Country House by James Peill, curator of Goodwood House in West Sussex, England – I knew that I needed to share the beauty of those pages with all of you, my friends and readers.

Compiled of ten houses, Julian Fellowes, writer of the oh so popular TV series Downton Abbey, writes in the Foreword: “The ten houses in this book all have a fascinating story to tell and they are the more remarkable for only ever having passed by inheritance since the day they were built.” I mean, imagine, the catalog of gorgeous homes, never infused with a different heritage – it is  remarkable.

Although all the photographs in this e-book, captured by extra special photographer, James Fennell, the testimonies of the homes, and the records of their owners, are breathtaking – I needed to percentage with all of you a couple of my favorites:

Goodwood House, Sussex

Yellow Drawing Room

as photographed with the aid of J. Fennell, via internet site

Long Hall

as photographed with the aid of J. Fennell, via internet site

The Large Library

as photographed via J. Fennell, viawebsite

Badminton House, South Gloucestershire

The Library

as photographed via J. Fennell, viawebsite

The Great Dining Room

as photographed via J. Fennell, viawebsite

Stunning right? And they may be no longer all grandly decorated as these examples – there is something to encourage each person on this book … Consisting of the numerous excellent exteriors and garden pictures:

Prideaux Place, Cornwall

as photographed via J. Fennell, viawebsite

Badminton House

as photographed via J. Fennell, viawebsite

Madresfield Court

as photographed via J. Fennell, viawebsite

Badminton

as photographed via J. Fennell, viawebsite

If you’ve had the possibility to go to England, or dreamed of travelling England, possibly you’re simply an Anglophile like me, this e book is a need to have in your library and one you may likely locate hard to put down. Inspiration abounds page after web page, and the 280, (YES … 280!!!) beautiful pix are like appreciating first-rate art.

To buy your copy of the book, check out any of the links at VENDOME PRESS, where they’ll take you over to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Abrams, Powell, and Goodreads. For more of my book reviews, click here.

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