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Adrian Tinniswood

Autor(a) de By Permission of Heaven

29 Works 1,991 Membros 29 Críticas

About the Author

Adrian Tinniswood has worked for Britain's leading heritage organization., the National Trust, as an author, editor, and educational consultant for 15 years. He lives in Bath, England.
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Obras por Adrian Tinniswood

By Permission of Heaven (2003) 319 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Arts & Crafts House (1999) 68 exemplares
The Royal Society (The Landmark Library) (2019) 66 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Art Deco House (2002) 60 exemplares
The House Party (2019) 41 exemplares, 1 crítica
Country Houses from the Air (1994) 39 exemplares

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A rattling good read. This is the story of the period leading up to London's Great Fire, the terrifying and confused days of the fire itself, and then the aftermath. Tinniswood has pieced together the human, political and economic consequences of this cataclysm in a measured, yet gripping fashion, recreating the period in telling detail. Who knew, for instance, that the clothworkers of Coventry would suffer so from the consequences of the fire? They'd just send down a £2000 consignment of cloth to London for export .... and it was consumed by the flames. Or that foreigners would come under the kind of suspicion and mistrust that asylum seekers here can feel in our own times? This is an evocative, gripping account.… (mais)
 
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Margaret09 | 7 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
So short that it is a bit trivial. There are some good quotations and Robert Boyle's letter about the luminescent lump of veal found in his cellar, which is included in the Appendix, is great.

It rather helps to know about the events alluded to already. With enough background, the cursory descriptions in this book make sense.

It looks like, along with everything else in England, The Royal Society has degenerated into a bureaucracy which still uses the same name the former institution did.… (mais)
 
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themulhern | Mar 26, 2024 |
Not a deep dive into Country House history but contains amusing and interesting anecdotes and gives you a taste of life for the ‘ton’ between the wars.
 
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thewestwing | Aug 12, 2022 |
An interesting look at the British Royal Family but at times a bit dull book.
 
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thewestwing | 2 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2022 |

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Obras
29
Membros
1,991
Popularidade
#12,921
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
29
ISBN
96
Línguas
3

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