The Saxon Period to the Present Day
In his broad outline of Britain’s architecture Hubert Pragnell includes domestic buildings as well as grand, religious and commercial examples, many of which are now in the care of the National Trust. Extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams, the book offers an accessible introduction to the country’s built heritage, highlighting the importance of Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren as well as explaining how styles evolved and materials have varied across the regions.
Great Houses of The National Trust
This alphabetical guide features some of the National Trust’s most notable buildings, concentrating on the great houses of the 17th and 18th centuries but spanning almost a thousand years, from the Norman ruins of Corfe Castle to Coleton Fishacre, built in the 1920s. Each entry comprises an overview of the building’s history, setting and architecture and is illustrated with full-colour photographs showing interior and exterior views. Off-mint.
Design Ideas For Your Garden
Inspired by the National Trust
Taking the wide range of National Trust garden styles as its inspiration, this illustrated design sourcebook demonstrates how even a small outdoor space can benefit from the details that are found in much larger gardens. There are planting ideas for all seasons, covering colour co-ordination, flower, vegetable, herb and container gardens, and imaginative suggestions for using steps, seats, paths, paving and topiary, with advice from the Trust’s head gardeners.
The Country House at War
Fighting the Great War at Home and in the Trenches
Simon Greaves explores the experiences of the men and women who, during the First World War, lived and worked at properties that are now part of the National Trust. Drawing on unpublished letters, diaries and memoirs, and illustrated with period images, the book records how stately homes became military hospitals and training camps, and follows the fate of those who left them to fight in the trenches.
The Art of Dining
A History of Cooking & Eating
From the cavernous kitchens of medieval manors to the relatively sophisticated technology of Victorian houses, this volume draws on the records of National Trust properties to show how cooking and dining habits evolved through the centuries. The book is illustrated with reproductions of paintings from each period and photographs of surviving kitchens, and each chapter includes practical modern adaptations of historical recipes.
Drawing inspiration from the National Trust's traditional kitchens, mills and dairies, orchards, kitchen gardens and hedgerows, award-winning food writer Sybil Kapoor has brought together a collection of modern British baking recipes using traditional ingredients and seasonal produce. There are recipes for every level of skill, from easy Leek Tart and Cheese Straws to Hazelnut and Blackberry Roulade and Chocolate Pear Cake – something for everyone who loves to bake.