Our Uninvited Guests: The Secret Life of Britain's Country Houses 1939-45

Author:   Julie Summers
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN:  

9781471152559


Pages:   464
Publication Date:   13 June 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Julie Summers
Publisher:   Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint:   Simon & Schuster Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 19.80cm
ISBN:  

9781471152559


ISBN 10:   1471152553
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   13 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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`A great panorama of extraordinary tales' * Mail on Sunday * `Homes of every shape and size played their part... Summers examines in detail the rich cast of characters that occupied these houses.' * Daily Mail * `Thanks to extremely detailed research Ms Summers has unearthed fascinating stories about how life in country houses changed radically during the war years.' * Oxford Times * `An intimate picture ...engagingly written and covering a good selection of country houses...wonderfully evocative...a warm-hearted and fascinating treatment of a very good story.' * Country Life * `A celebration of the ability of the British to pull together, improvise and transform our most beautiful ancestral homes into rule-bound institutions with acres of lino flooring.' * The Times *


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Julie Summers is a bestselling writer, researcher and historian. Her books include :Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine; a biography of her grandfather, the man who built the 'real' bridge over the River Kwai, The Colonel of Tamarkan, Stranger in the House and When the Children Came Home,a social history of servicemen returning to their families from the Second World War. She lives in Oxford.

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