The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable).Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.See details for additional description.
New in paperback in a compact format, an atmospheric portrayal of ten remarkable houses and castles that have survived the vicissitudes of Ireland's history and are still in the hands of their original families. From cabinets filled with generations of mogrammed heirloom china to capy beds keeping the chill of an Irish winter at bay to cabbage-rose slip-covered sofas nestled under tall Gothic windows, this book takes the reader on a tour of ten grand Irish country houses, providing an intimate look at a marvellous hotchpotch of rooms and decoration. Specially commissioned, evocative photographs by James Fennell show inviting living rooms and tousled bedrooms, print-lined hallways and well-trampled mudrooms. The houses are t the instant creation of trendy decorators they have evolved over generations, furnished with heirlooms and cherished hand-me-downs, and exuding the mossy scent of peat fires. This is a book for lovers of Ireland, history or decoration. An intimate glimpse inside ten wonderful Irish country houses . (Min Hogg). Packed with beautiful pictures, this page-turner allows us all to dream superb . ( The Irish Times ). A vivid picture of a unique culture, this is an unrivalled opportunity to tour some of Irelands most atmospheric houses . ( Country Life ).