75 books published during 2011 on the subject of British and Irish stately homes
(in reverse publishing date order):
Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens 2012
25th anniversary edition
by Heritage House Group
Paperback, RRP £16, Husdon’s Heritage, 608 pages,
ISBN 085101495X, 978-0851014951 (15 Dec).
Wales: Churches, Houses, Castles by Sir Simon Jenkins, Paperback of 2008 (1 Dec).
Morden Hall Park by Zoe Adams, National Trust Guidebooks (30 Nov).
The Manor Reborn: The Transformation of Avebury Manor by Sian Evans (24 Nov).
The Real Life Downton Abbey by Jacky Hyams (24 Nov).
The Arts and Crafts Country House, Archives of Country Life, by Clive Aslet (1 Nov).
A Noble Thing
The National Trust and Its Benefactors
from 1940 to the Present Day
by Merlin Waterson (author of NT 1st 100 years in 1994 for BBC)
Hardcover, RRP £40, Scala Publishers, 352 pages,
ISBN 1857596692, 978-1857596694 (was 31 March, now 31 Oct).
Buildings of England: Somerset: North and Bristol by Foyle & Pevsner, 2nd ed (31 Oct).
A Noble Thing: The National Trust and Its Benefactors from 1940 (31 Oct).
The Gentry: Stories of the English by Adam Nicolson, review (27 Oct).
A History of Bishops Park (adjoining Fulham Palace) by Sally Miller (26 Oct).
Oliver Messel: In the Theatre of Design by Thomas Messel (OM) (11 Oct).
English Country House Interiors by Jeremy Musson, photos P. Barker (11 Oct).
Houses of the Lake District by Christopher Holliday and Clive Boursnell (6 Oct).
Enthusiasms by Mark Girouard, section on was Brideshead really Madresfield (6 Oct).
Our Queen by Robert Hardman, for 2013 ITV 2-hr docu on diamond jubilee year (6 Oct).
Castles of Britain and Ireland by Lise Hull (Oct).
Follies of England by Gwyn Headley & Wim Meulenkamp, 40 ebooks by county, based on their 3 books (1986, 1990 & 1999), Heritage Ebooks (Series in Oct, individually earlier).
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by Countess of Carnarvon (29 Sep).
The World of Downton Abbey
by Jessica Fellowes (niece of Lord Julian Fellowes)
background to the ITV Downton Abbey TV series 1 & 2
Hardcover, RRP £20, Harper Collins, 304 pages,
ISBN 0007431783, 978-0007431786 (15 Sep).
Life Below Stairs: in the Victorian and Edwardian Country House by Sian Evans (15 Sep).
Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants by Alison Maloney (15 Sep).
Romantic English Homes by Robert O’Byrne (8 Sep).
Buildings of England: Cheshire by Hartwell, Hyde & Pevsner, 2nd edition (2 Sep).
Inigo Jones: The Architect of Kings
by Vaughan Hart
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Hardcover, RRP £35, Yale University Press, 336 pages,
ISBN 0300141491, 978-0300141498 (2 Sep).
Edwardian Country Life: The story of H. Avray Tipping by H Gerrish (1 Sep).
Milner Field: the Lost Country House of Titus Salt Jnr by Daele & Beale (Sep).
Blarney Castle: An Irish Tower House by James Lyttleton (Aug/Oct).
Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life by Susie Harries (Nikolaus Pevsner) (18 Aug).
– Paperback (2 Aug 2012)
Historic Gardens of Warwickshire by T Mowl and D James, HGE series (1 Aug).
The Real Downton Abbey: An Unofficial Guide to the Period Which Inspired the Hit TV Show by Jacky Hyams (1 Aug).
The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There, by Sinclair McKay, paperback reprint of 2010 hardback edition (1 Aug).
The Cloud Garden by Tom Hart Dyke (Lullingstone Castle) & Paul Winder, 2004 (31 Jul).
Stowe: The People & the Place by Michael Bevington, National Trust & Scala (21 July).
Gardens of the National Trust by Stephen Lacey, revision of 2005 edition, Anova (21 Jul).
Great Gardens of Britain by Helena Attlee, photos by Alex Ramsay (15Jul).
Capability Brown and the English Landscape Garden by Laura Mayer (10 July).
Historic Palaces, Castles and Houses
by Jane Struthers
Paperback, RRP £15, New Holland Publishers, 192 pages,
ISBN 1780090099, 978-1780090092 (5 July).
Scotland’s Castle Culture
Edited by Audrey Dakin, Miles Glendinning and Aonghus MacKechnie
Hardcover, RRP £25, John Donald Short Run Press, 288 pages,
ISBN 190656633X, 978-1906566333 (1 July).
Ickworth, Suffolk by Catharine Pusey, National Trust (1 July).
National Trust Historic Houses & Collections Annual 2011: No. 5 ed David Adshead (1 Jul).
The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping (2 Jun).
The Essential Guide to Tracing the History of Your House
by Gavin Weightman (accompanying the 6-part BBC TV series)
Paperback, RRP £17, BBC Books, 224 pages,
ISBN 1849901341, 978-1849901345 (2 June).
The Big House Library In Ireland
Books In Ulster Country Houses
by Mark Purcell (National Trust – Libraries Curator)
Paperback, RRP £17, National Trust (blog), 128 pages,
ISBN 0707804167, 978-0707804163 (1 June).
Clitheroe Castle Museum (guidebook) by Susan Ashworth, 978-1857596588 (1 Jun).
Beningbrough Hall by Louise Alton, National Trust Guidebook, rev’n of 2006 edn (1 Jun).
The Stately Houses, Palaces and Castles of Georgian, Victorian and Modern Britain by Charles Phillips & Richard Wilson (31 May).
Strawberry Hill & Horace Walpole: Essential Guide by John Iddon (31 May).
England’s Lost Houses by Giles Worsley, paperback of 2002 hardcover (25 May).
Gertrude Jekyll and the Country House Garden by JB Tankard, CL (25 May).
Bathing Houses and Plunge Pools by Vivien Rolf, Shire Library (24 May).
The Irish Country House: Its Past, Present and Future, 9th conference (20 May).
Vitruvius Scoticus by William Adam, reprint of 1812 book (20 May).
Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle paperback of 2007 (5 May).
National Trust Desk Diary and Pocket Diary 2012, RRP £13 & £8 (5 May).
Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles, Paperback edition of 2010 (3 May).
The Private Life of a Country House
by Lesley Lewis (nee Lawrence), about life in 1912-39 at
Pilgrim’s Hall, Essex, reprint of 1980 edition,
Paperback, RRP £10, History Press/National Trust, 160 pages,
ISBN 075246051X, 978-0752460512 (1 May).
Eccentric Wealth: The Bulloughs of Rum by Alastair Scott on Kinloch Castle (1 May).
Bosvathick House by Stephen Tyrrell, website (May).
The Architecture of Sir Ernest George
by Hilary J. Grainger
Hardcover, RRP £65, Spire Books, 480 pages, (E George),
ISBN 1904965318, 978-1904965312 (30 April).
House: British Domestic Architecture
by Philippa Lewis (Note: may not be too relevant, with only small sections on manor houses and castles),
Hardcover, RRP £25, Prestel Press, 192 pages,
ISBN 3791345567, 978-3791345567 (29 April).
An Englishman’s Home: The Adventures Of An Eccentric Gardener by Tom Hart Dyke (Lullingstone Castle), 1st pub 2007, BBC TV series 2006 & 2007 (26 Apr).
The Country Houses, Castles and Mansions of Northern Ireland, Rose Jane Leslie (21 Apr).
Renewed Life for Scottish Castles by R Fawcett and A Rutherford, CBA (14 Apr).
The Country House Revealed
A Secret History of the British Ancestral Home
by Dan Cruickshank (to accompany his new BBC TV series)
Hardcover, RRP £25, BBC Books, 288 pages,
ISBN 1849902062, 978-1849902069 (14 April).
by Jeremy Musson, photographs by Paul Barker
Hardcover, RRP £30, Merrell Publishers, 192 pages,
ISBN 1858945437, 978-1858945439 (8 April).
The Gardens at Castle Howard by Mike Kipling (7 Apr).
The Anatomy of a Georgian Villa
by Richard Lea & Chris Miele, with Gordon Higgott
Paperback, RRP £25, English Heritage, 112 pages,
ISBN 1873592752, 978-1873592755 (1 April).
If Walls Could Talk
by Lucy Worsley (Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces)
(to accompany her new BBC2 TV series)
Hardcover, RRP £20, Faber and Faber, 368 pages,
ISBN 0571259529, 978-0571259526 (1 April).
The Gargoyles and Cannons of Craigievar Castle
by Ian M Davidson (NTS Conservation Manager)
Paperback, RRP £5, RCAHMS, 32 pages,
ISBN 1902419758, 978-1902419756 (1 April).
A Cistercian Monastery in Fife
by RCAHMS (the Abbey is an NTS site)
Paperback, RRP £5, RCAHMS, 36 pages,
ISBN 1902419766, 978-1902419763 (1 April).
Exploring Britain’s Historic Houses
AA Illustrated Reference, Edited by Donna Wood.
Hardcover, RRP £20, AA Publishing, 224 pages,
revision of 1999 Historic Houses edition,
ISBN 0749568615, 978-0749568610 (31 March).
Historic Royal Palaces: Curators’ Choice
Edited by Sarah Kilby, 11 curators from the 5 Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), discussing their favourite treasures.
Paperback, RRP £10, Scala Publishers, 80 pages, 4 May event,
ISBN 1857596773, 978-1857596779 (31 March).
The Earl Bishop by Stephen Price, biography of 4th Earl of Bristol of Ickworth (17 Mar).
A Lust For Window Sills: A Lover’s Guide to British Buildings from Portcullis to Pebble Dash by Harry Mount, paperback reprint of 2008 hardback edition (17 Mar).
An Introduction to its History, Owners and Gardens
by Charles Williams, Peter Herring, Jaimie Parsons,
Courtenay Smale and Stephen Tyrrell (also Editor),
Hardcover, RRP £30, Pasticcio Ltd, 260 pages,
ISBN 0955551153, 978-0955551154 (11 March).
English Heritage Red Guidebook
by Michael Turner (updating his 1999 edition)
Paperback, RRP £4, English Heritage, 52 pages,
ISBN 1848020902, 978-1848020900 (8 March).
The Omnipotent Magician
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, 1716-1783
by Jane Brown
Hardcover, RRP £20, Chatto & Windus, 352 pages,
ISBN 0701182121, 978-0701182120 (3 March).
The English Castle: 1066-1650
by John Goodall
Hardcover, RRP £45, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies,
Yale University Press, 480 pages, ISBN 0300110588,
978-0300110586 (22 February, officially 30 April).
A Country House Saved
by Lady Nancy Bagot
Paperback, RRP £20, Redcliffe Press, 176 pages,
ISBN 1906593868, 978-1906593865 (14 February/6 April).
A Cotswold Jewel in Stone
The Story of Temple Guiting Manor
by Jeremy Musson
Hardcover, RRP £45, Wheatsheaf Press, 108 pages,
ISBN 095679890X, 978-0956798909 (31 January).
Stylistic Cold Wars
Betjeman Versus Pevsner
by Timothy Mowl
Paperback edition of Hardcover from 2000,
RRP £13, Faber and Faber, 192 pages,
ISBN 0571275354, 978-0571275359 (20 Jan).
The Restoration of an Irish House & Demesne
by Kevin V. Mulligan (click on his headshot for biography)
the history of Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland (buy book)
Hardcover, RRP €40, Churchill House Press, 240 pages,
ISBN 0955024641, 978-0955024641 (13 January).
The National Trust Handbook 2011 by Lucy Peel (1 Jan).
A selection of 11 books published in late 2010:
Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens 2011
24th annual edition
by Heritage House Group
Paperback, RRP £16, Hudson’s Heritage, 608 pages,
ISBN 0851014720, 978-0851014722 (22 December).
An Illustrated History of Ottershaw Park Estate – 1761-2011, by John Athersuch.
The Classical Country House: From the Archives of Country Life by David Watkin.
The Irish Country House by The Knight of Glin and James Peill.
Lost Country Houses of Suffolk by W. M. Roberts.
Abandoned Mansions of Ireland by Tarquin Blake.
St James’ Palace: A History by Sir Kenneth Scott.
Life in the Victorian Country House by Pamela Horn.
Cumbria: The Buildings of England (Pevsner Architectural Guides) by Matthew Hyde.
The Charterhouse: Survey of London, Monograph No.18.
Tiaras and Tantrums: Twenty-five years in service at Kedleston Hall by Roy Adams.