Product: Book...David Long’s ‘English Country House Eccentrics’
Celebrate the release of David Long’s ‘English Country House Eccentrics’ with a chance to win a copy of the book!
To celebrate the release of David Long’s acclaimed 'English Country House Eccentrics’ in hardback on 1 April 2012, Historic UK has teamed up with publisher The History Press to offer a copy of the book to 5 lucky winners.
British Eccentrics book - front cover
A light-hearted, witty but factual biographical account of the eccentric lifestyles of the builders and residents of England’s best-known country houses.
Extraordinary buildings require extraordinary people, and over the centuries our historic houses have produced more than their fair share of oddballs. The 12th Duke of Bedford, for example, preferred parrots to people – forcing his children to steal the birds’ food to make up their own meagre rations – while the 5th Duke of Portland paid his staff a bonus on the understanding that they would never speak to him!
For those interested in history and heritage, uncover the secrets behind England’s best-known country houses and their curious inhabitants.
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