Wednesday, March 29, 2006

This Week's Great Find

The English Country House: A Grand Tour
by Gervase Jackson-Stops & James Pipkin

I found this book at the library in hard cover. It was amazing. Lots of photos and details. For anyone who writes historical novels and doesn’t have the opportunity to go traipsing about an English Country House to be able to describe it in your writing, this may well be the next best thing.

The copy I had borrowed from the library was missing a bunch of pages, so I thought I would go on line and see if I could find a used copy. I was amazed to discover a soft cover copy on
www.amazon.ca for only $5.61 Canadian. The shipping cost more than the book itself. At that price, I couldn’t say no. So for a whopping total of $12.10 the book should be delivered the first half of April.

Sure, I’d rather take a month or six off and go stay in one of the English Country Houses, but until such time as I can convince the Brits to allow me to join the next Regency House Party, this book will help me make due.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

OOooooh!! I WANT that book!! :Drool:

Nikki said...

I want that house! $12 is pretty awesome for such a great research book (although I can't believe someone would rip pages out of a library book!). Good find!

Tess said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh - me too! Except not till after we move. Must add it to my TBB list!!!

Thanks for the tip, Kelly :-)

PS - Enjoyed your Kleypas review too.

Maxx said...

Regency House Party!!
\m/ \m/

Kelly said...

Hahahaha...that just cracks me up how much you got into that. One of these days we're going to crash that party.

Melissa Marsh said...

Darn it! I might have to splurge and buy this one!!!

Rene said...

Okay, hurried over to Amazon and bought it. I bought this one awhile back England's Thousand Best Houses It's very good too.

Kelly said...

Ooohhhh I like that one! I'm adding that to my list.

Maxx said...

I would LOVE to hang at the House Party man. Long as Captain what's-his-butt is there I am SO there. Although I really hope my 'little friend' didn't come for a visit while I was there. *shudder*

Rene said...

I got the book yesterday. In fact, it arrived before I could get noticed that it had shipped. Love it, definitely glad I ordered it.

Kelly said...

xtWow! That was fast!