This is Gosford Park as non-fiction, and utterly fascinating Times Literary Supplement 'Entertaining saga of the class divide' The Daily Express 'Intimate and absorbing study' The Sunday Times Architectural historian Masson brings alive the symbiotic relationship between the houses, their owners, and the workers. Financial Times 'Musson is excellent on the changing face of service in the twentieth century' Spectator 'Personal anecdotes bring this well-researched book to life' Mail on Sunday 'A brilliantly readable book full of human history and entertaining anecdotes' Lancashire Evening Post 'He retells the story at a cracking pace... we are reminded that all kinds of likely lads, including Chaucer, started out as paper pushers and cup bearers' Guardian 'Packed with quotes from memoirs and letters, as well as first hand accounts, a fascinating social history' BBC Who Do You Think You Are Magazine 'An ideal read' Field Magazine
About the Author
Jeremy Musson is an architectural historian and has been architectural editor of Country Life for the past 10 years. His other titles include The English Manor House and How to Read a Country House.