English Country House Eccentrics
David Long

English Country House Eccentrics

Lively, lighthearted, witty but factual biographical accounts of the rich but sometimes brilliant if wacky creators and occupiers of many of Britain’s greatest country houses.

Book Details:

  • Author: David Long
  • Published Year: 2012
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: History Press

David Long

David Long spent 25 years writing features for national newspapers and editing glossy magazines before turning to books, initially as a ghostwriter. Since then, under his own name, he is the author of many successful non-fiction titles for adults and children. With an engaging historical focus, his books have been well received by readers and reviewers alike and translated into a dozen languages. In 2017 his book Survivors was the Blue Peter Book of the Year. He lives in Suffolk, is the father of two boys, and has made regular appearances in the Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Pe...
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Book Reviews

  • "  Long’s enthusiasm for his subject is clear…a thoroughly enjoyable journey through 400 years of very English quirkiness."
    Ancestors Magazine , National Archives
  • "Long writes vividly, painting a colourful portrait of each eccentric homeowner.  The book is chock full of laugh out loud moments and would certainly appeal to Anglophiles or to anyone who loves a good story."
    Anglotopia