Browse categories

Most popular Palaces, chateaux, country houses books

The most popular Palaces, chateaux, country houses books currently available. Updated weekly.
Christmas at Highclere: Recipes and traditions from the real Downton Abbey
Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing the House Home
Helps you learn a bit about what works: how to make people feel at home, how to cook food they love, how to make a room stylish but welcoming, how to throw a party, get the lighting right, mix a cocktail, design a bedroom, build an art collection.
Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45
The brilliant new book from one of the country's foremost social historians celebrating those who lived through the Second World War.
British Castles and Palaces
British Castles and Palaces takes you on an epic tour of Britain's inspiringcastles and palaces many of which still stand proud and can be visited today
Forgotten Country House: The Rise and Fall of Roundway Park
The story of Roundway's rise and fall, the people who built and owned it, lived and worked there, and the house's eventual partial demolition in 1954.
50 Greatest Castles and Palaces of the World
Explore the legends, history and secrets of great castles and palaces around the world.
Country House Secrets: Behind Closed Doors
Inside the country house, what exactly were the duties of the master's valet and the lady's maid? The answers to these, and many more questions, are revealed in this entertaining and intimate guide to the self-contained world of the country house.
Royal Homes and Gardens
This beautifully illustrated book looks at some of the UK's best-loved royal homes, current and former, their buildings, gardens, treasures and, of course, their inhabitants past and present. Discover how these homes have evolved over the centuries and how they are being adapted for the future and the demands of modern life.
Great English Interiors
Step into British history with this marvelous collection of photographs of the country's greatest interiors.
Chateau Cantemerle: The Place Where Blackbirds Sing
The legendary and mysterious history of the great winery Chateau Cantemerle, beautifully illustrated with romantic views of this ancient French vineyard.
House Party: A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure and the Country House Weekend
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.
Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland
Lavishly illustrated overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles
Queen Victoria's Buckingham Palace
Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice
The story of Venice's Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, `the Unfinished Palazzo', told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate and fascinating residents - Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.
Versailles: The Great and Hidden Splendours of the Sun King's Palace
Versailles as you've never seen it... A lavish, large-format journey through the Palace's breathtaking rooms and grounds by its official photographers.
Buckingham Palace: The Interiors
The first large-format, luxury hardcover book to comprehensively document the lavish State Rooms of Buckingham Palace.
Windsor Castle: Official Souvenir
A beautifully illustrated official souvenir guide to Windsor Castle, published in conjunction with the Royal Collection Trust
Trianon and the Queen's Hamlet at Versailles: A Private Royal Retreat
Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45
The brilliant new book from one of the country's foremost social historians celebrating those who lived through the Second World War.
Rebirth of an English Country House: St. Giles House
The brilliantly restored St. Giles House, in the idyllic Dorset countryside, offers high-point Georgian architecture and interiors that bridge many historical styles.
Harewood House
Day at Chateau de Fontainebleau
Escorial: Art and Power in the Renaissance
Few buildings have played so central a role in Spain's history as the monastery-palace of San Lorenzo del Escorial. This book looks at the circumstances that brought the young Philip II to commission construction of the Escorial in 1563.
Secret Houses of the Cotswolds
Secret Houses of the Cotswolds is a private tour of 20 of the most beguiling castles, estates, palaces and manor houses in this much-loved region including Asthall Manor, Broughton Castle, Stanway, Sudeley Castle and Hilles House.
Houses of Power: The Places that Shaped the Tudor World
Far more than simply an architectural history - a study of private life as well as politics, diplomacy and court - it gives an entirely new and remarkable insight into the Tudor world.
Abandoned Mansions of Ireland
English Country House
`Glorious ... a must for anyone interested in the English country house' Historic House
Longford Castle: The Treasures and the Collectors
This book, richly illustrated and based on extensive scholarly research into the family archive, tells a comprehensive story of the collectors who amassed these treasures.
Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of the Ambassadors
Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of East Lothian
Lost Country Houses of Suffolk
Lavishly illustrated account of forty magnificent country houses, destroyed in the last century.
Frescos: In the Rooms of Palladio Malcontenta 1557-1575
- After Andrea Palladio - Unbuilt Venice and Tumult and Order, the third volume by Antonio Foscari focuses on the frescos in the Villa Malcontenta in Venice - The publication deals with the relationship between the three arts of architecture, painting and sculpture in the Renaissance era
Castles & Great Houses of the Middle Ages
Holkham: The Social, Architectural and Landscape History of a Great English Country House
First published history of this famous grade 1 listed Norfolk hall and estate. Fully illustrated with reproductions of estate maps and archive photographs and pictures of family and staff. An important addition to the study of life in the English country house.
Travel and the British Country House: Cultures, Critiques and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century
Provides readers with fresh insights into the country house and the ways it was shaped by domestic and foreign travel. It brings famous and less familiar houses to life through the aspirations and acquisitions of owners; the admiring or caustic comments of visitors, and the constant flows of goods, people and ideas. -- .
Touring and Publicizing England's Country Houses in the Long Eighteenth Century
English House Style from Archives of Country Life
An inspirational look at the most iconic interior styles of magnificent English country houses: a thousand years of decorating as told through famous and many never-published photographs, all culled from the incomparable archive of Country Life magazine.
Whitehall Palace: The Official Illustrated History
The complete history of Whitehall Palace, the official seat of the English monarchy for almost 160 years, and part of Merrell's highly popular series of official illustrated histories of the royal palaces of London.
Charleston Saved: 1979-1989
This reissue tells the story of how the home of key members of the Bloomsbury set was brought back from ruin and lovingly restored to life. Deborah Gage set about saving this house by galvanizing support, raising money and masterminding the project. With the help of many individuals and despite setbacks, the restoration was a success.
Covers some of England's grandest country houses in Northamptonshire such as the Elizabethan Renaissance Kirby Hall, the Jacobean mansion at Apethorpe, the late seventeenth-century French-inspired Boughton, Hawksmoor's stately Baroque Easton Neston and the interiors of Althorp that provide a survey of changing taste through the centuries.
Story of Hampton Court Palace
As commissioned by Hampton Court Palace, this bold new account of a world-renowned palace reveals the captivating lifestyles of its monarchs, mistresses, courtiers and servants as told through the stories of its illustrious residents over the past 500 years. It contains over 200 illustrations accompanied by narrative-style captions.
Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of Peeblesshire
Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of Selkirkshire
Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of Northern Ireland
English Country Houses
Unicorn Press is proud to announce its fifth title in the seminal In Arcadia series: Vita Sackville-West's English Country Houses.
American Country House
From Kykuit to Winterthur and San Simeon, American country houses evoke the grandeur of a bygone era of wealth and privilege. This magnificent book describes the great country homes built with American industrial fortunes from the end of the Civil War until 1940.
London's Houses
Dream Pools: Enchanting Pools of Italy's Emerald Coast
A book of inspirational pictures of pools of Emerald Coast. Twelve amazing pools with architectural lines surrounded by lush Sardinian landscapes.
Woburn Abbey: The Park and Gardens
A fascinating history of Woburn Abbey, the park and gardens
Sunnylands: America's Midcentury Masterpiece