A gorgeous evocation of the country house party by celebrated social historian Adrian Tinniswood.
The House Party explores privilege and leisure from the viewpoint of the guest and the host, showing us what it was really like to spend a weekend with the Jazz Age industrialist, the bibulous belted earl, and the bright young thing. Tinniswood reveals how the great and good partied at mansions such as Knole and Dunham Massey, how Nancy Astor held court at Cliveden, and what a discreet weekend gathering at Winston Churchill's Chartwell might entail. Much like the very best country house party, this glorious book will keep you highly entertained.
Adrian Tinniswood is the author of fourteen books of social and architectural history. A Senior Research Fellow at University of Buckingham and a Visiting Fellow in Heritage and History at Bath Spa University, he worked for and with the National Trust for more than thirty years. In 2013 he was awarded an OBE for services to heritage. His most recent book is Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the Royal Household. @AdeTinniswood
Faber Non Fiction
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900