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Title:
Inheritance : the story of Knole and the Sackvilles
Author:
Sackville-West, Robert.
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Walker & Co., [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xxi, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Summary:
Since its purchase in 1604 by Thomas Sackville, first Earl of Dorset, the house at Knole, Kent, has been inhabited by thirteen generations of the aristocratic Sackville family. Now owned by the National Trust, Knole is today visited by thousands annually. Here, drawing on a wealth of unpublished letters, archives, and images, the current incumbent of the seat, Robert Sackville-West, paints a vivid and intimate portrait of the vast, labyrinthine house and the relationships his colorful ancestors formed within it. It's a drama in which the house itself is a principal character, its fortunes often mirroring those of the family. Every detail holds a story: the portraits, and all the items the subjects of those portraits left behind, point to pivotal moments in history; all the rooms, and the objects that fill them, are freighted with an emotional significance handed down from generation to generation.--From publisher description.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780802779014
Format :
Book

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