Gardens of the National Trust
Ranging from landscaped parks to walled town gardens, and from a Jacobean ‘parliament of topiaries’ at Chastleton House to a Modernist house surrounded by ponds and woodland, the National Trust cares for a great diversity of gardens, including some of the finest in Britain. Providing inspiration for gardeners as well as history and information for visitors, this is a new, lavishly illustrated edition of Stephen Lacey’s guide to the rich and dynamic legacy of National Trust parklands, gardens and arboreta.
Good Old-Fashioned Roasts
This guide to roasting explains the equipment needed, where to source the best quality meat, what joints to buy, and how to prepare, cook and carve them. Among the many recipes are Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, Rack of Lamb, Loin of Pork and Duck with Orange Sauce. It also advises on gravies, sauces and vegetables, and how to cook with leftovers.
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.
The Good Gardener
Expert Advice for Every Garden from the National Trust
Some of the finest gardens in the UK, among them Polesden Lacey, Hidcote, Sissinghurst and Stourhead, are cared for by the National Trust and its teams of expert gardeners. In this well-illustrated volume, those experts guide the inexperienced gardener through the whole process of planning, preparing, planting and maintaining a garden, whether large or small, employing the same techniques and the same principles of greener, forward-looking gardening that are used in the historic gardens of National Trust properties.
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 plenty of valuable advice from the Trust’s head gardeners.
Country House Life
A Century in Photographs
With an engaging commentary and over 250 photographs of the people who lived and worked in houses such as Polesden Lacey, Lacock Abbey and Castle Drogo, this book offers an authentic picture of life in the English country house during its heyday. Drawn from family albums and collections and covering the period from the 1840s to 1945, the photographs record everyday life for the families and staff as well as family celebrations, garden parties, sporting events and the occasional visit by royalty.
The Country House at War
Fighting the Great War at Home and in the Trenches
In August 1914 few realized the effects that war would have on every part of society. Simon Greaves explores the experiences of the men and women who 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 evokes life at stately homes as they became military hospitals and training camps, and 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.
Mindfulness in Eight Weeks
The Revolutionary Eight-Week Plan to Clear Your Mind and Calm Your Life
With downloadable audio materials, this illustrated manual uses mental and physical exercises with clear step-by-step instructions to help readers to become aware of their habits, learn how to breathe, understand their feelings and reactions, and live mindfully.
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.