The Neverending History Book Story!

A while ago I posted about some of the many history books I’d like to get my hands on.  I thought it was about time I updated the list (with some extra art of course), so here we go!  I should also take the time to give a special shout-out to my friend Helen, who gave me a book of Heaney’s poems as part of World Book Night.

Many of these are out of print, some are up to the minute releases:

  • Creating Paradise: The Building of the English Country House 1660-1880 by Richard Wilson
  • Country Life’s 100 Favourite British Houses by Candida Lycett Green
  • The English Country: Living in England’s Private Houses by Caroline Seebohm
  • Jane Austen’s Christmas by Maria Hubert
  • The Polite Tourist: Four Centuries of Country House Visiting by Adrian Tinniswood
  • Passion and Principle: Loves and Lives of Regency Women by Jane Aiken Hodge
  • The English Country House: An Art and a Way of Life by Olive Cook
  • The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century by Andrew Robinson
  • The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria’s Youngest Daughter by Matthew Dennison
  • William Dobson, 1611-46: The Royalists at War Exhibition Catalogue by Malcolm Rogers
  • Regency Etiquette: The Mirror of Graces, 1811 by a Lady of Distinction
  • Mistress of the House: Great Ladies and Grand Houses 1670-1830 by Rosemary Baird
  • The Georgian Country House by Dana Arnold
  • The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century by Christopher Christie
  • Richard and Maria Cosway: Regency Artists of Taste and Fashion by Stephen Lloyd
  • Thomas Lawrence Portraits by Richard Holmes
  • Victorian Painters by Jeremy Maas
  • Portrait Miniatures from the National Galleries of Scotland by Stephen Lloyd
  • Gainsborough at Gainsborough’s House by Hugh Belsey
  • Regency London by Stella Margetson
  • London’s Pleasures from Restoration to Regency: Two Centuries of Elegance and Indulgence by David Kerr Cameron
  • Regency Recollections: Captain Gronow’s Guide to London and Paris by R.H. Gronow
  • Faberge Eggs: A Retrospective Encyclopedia by Christel Ludewig McCanless
  • Art: The Definitive Visual Guide by Andrew Graham-Dixon
  • 100 Dresses by Harold Koda
  • A World History of Art by Hugh Honour
  • The Kings and Queens of Scotland by Richard Oram
  • Parham: An Elizabethan House and its Restoration by Jayne Kirk

So it’s fortunate that as I commented upon Rachael’s post – I too have had a book-like wand waved in my direction (if you pardon the expression) and Appliances Online have given me £25 of Amazon vouchers to spend too!

Yahoo, art book shopping here I come :mrgreen:  Good news is – if you comment, you could win a voucher too…

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4 Responses to The Neverending History Book Story!

  1. I have to say, I wish you hadn’t published this list…. There are just so many I’d love to have – Jane Austen’s Christmas sounds wonderful but … 100 Dresses! No, I can’t resist the title – The Polite Tourist. Oh, I don’t know, Passion and Principle? And so it goes on….

  2. That is quite a list there Alison. Many of those titles sound quite enticing. My wife Lisa and I both are book fanatics and have a good sized library in our FL home. We use the library too, but there is something about owning a book and returning to it when the mood strikes you. Sadly, extensive home libraries are not something you see in too many homes in this day and age. Lisa has quite a few reference and history books, and I have more of a novel collection, but we both love art books and those take up a good bit of the shelf space. See why you list appeals so? ;) Our children have the book bug as well, especially our daughter who is already a voracious reader at age 6 and is currently tackling Charlotte’s Web with the help of her mom.

    Thank you for sharing this.

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