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The Private Life of a Country House 1912-1939

Lewis, Lesley

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ISBN 10: 0715378260 / ISBN 13: 9780715378267
Published by David & Charles, 1980
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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David & Charles, 1980. Book. Very Good/very good. 184 pp. 6 x 9 in. high. Brown cloth with gilt titles on spine. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD; Previous owner's name on ffep. Condition of dust jacket is VERY GOOD; Spine faded, not price-clipped. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 2605

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Title: The Private Life of a Country House 1912-...

Publisher: David & Charles

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Book

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

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In this vivid memoir Lesley Lewis gives a fascinating account of life in an English country house between the wars, based on her own recollections of Pilgrim's Hall in Essex. By concentrating on social and domestic details, and on everyday events and objects, she offers a rare insight into family relationships and into the running of the household. The result is an intriguing and original glimpse into the recent English past, and into the routines and traditions of a lost way of life.

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Lesley Lewis, born in 1909 as Lesley Lawrence, was educated by governesses at her home, Pilgrims' Hall, near Pilgrims Hatch, Essex. She was one of the founding students of the newly formed Courthauld Institute, London. She was elected to the Society of Antiquaries in 1964, working for the Morris Committee. She also worked tirelessly for the Georgian Group and the Chelsea Society. She was vice-president of the Royal Archaeological Institute and was a trustee of Sir John Soane's museum. Her work for the protection of historic buildings and art work was unfailing. She died in January 2010, aged 100.

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