The Chronicles of a Courtier
A History of Stanton Court, Wiltshire
What do PG Wodehouse, a descendant of Horatio Nelson, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and members of the royal family have in common? All, as this fascinating history makes clear, are connected to Stanton Court in Wiltshire. Written by the Georgian rectory’s current inhabitant, the book interweaves local history with the pursuits and fortunes of a host of colourful characters. Period photographs vividly evoke the look and atmosphere of the house and its gardens.
Devizes and Central Wiltshire
Wiltshire: A History of its Landscape and People 2
The second part of Chandler's county history of Wiltshire covers 42 parishes, from Bromham, Seend and Erlestoke in the west to Wootton Rivers in the north-east and Netheravon in the south, including Devizes, Pewsey and Pewsey Vale. Conceived as 'prelude perhaps to an afternoon's exploring, or a handy compendium on any Wiltshire bookshelf', Chandler's historical essays are accompanied by Ordnance Survey maps from the 1890s and illustrations by Michael Charlton.