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The Big House


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Includes PS Section The highly praised biography of an archetypal great house and the family who lived there for over 250 years. Brilliant popular history - in the tradition of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Stella Tillyard's Aristocrats, and Katie Hickman's Daughters of Britannia Will also appeal to fans of Judith Flanders's The Victorian House Sold over 7,000 copies in hardback Received glowing reviews on publication in hardback and was chosen as a Book of the Year in the Observer and the Spectator. Competition: Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, Aristocrats, The Victorian House.

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Christopher Simon Sykes grew up at Sledmere, and is a journalist and writer.


'An unusually entertaining, instructive and engaging book... this book is a treat.' Sunday Telegraph 'A meticulously researched labour of love.' Daily Mail 'Romantic, accessible and absorbing ... I cared passionately for every one of these people and wanted the book to continue indefinitely.' Daily Telegraph 'Witty, absorbing and touching ... a splendid book.' Sunday Times

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