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Life in the French Country House

Girouard, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0304354007 / ISBN 13: 9780304354009
Published by Cassell & Co, UK, 2000
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Title: Life in the French Country House

Publisher: Cassell & Co, UK

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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An account of upper class French society through the centuries showing how its setting - the "chateaux" and "manoirs" of the French countryside evolved in concert with their inhabitants.

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&quot;Splendid . . . Those buying this almost-too-attractive book in order to luxuriate in the range and beauty of its illustrations should be warned that the text is both challenging and seriously instructive.&quot;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;-- Gillian Tindall, Times Literary Supplement (London)<br /><p>&quot;Well written and beautifully illustrated...a social history that embraces many themes and raises many important questions.&quot;<br />-- Douglas Johnson, The Spectator (London)<br /></p><p>&quot;Mark Girouard has the architectural expertise, the descriptive skill and the social connections to make a lucid and exemplary guide to this world.&quot;<br />-- Julian Barnes, The Literary Review (London)</p>

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