'A hymn to good architecture, an ode to authentic domestic interiors ! buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car. No other book (apart from his 1,000 Churches) will prompt so many joyous detours' - Christopher Hudson, "Daily Mail". England's houses are a treasure trove of riches and a unique, living record of the nation's history. Simon Jenkins' magnificent guide selects the finest palaces, mansions, halls, castles and cottages throughout the land, from the stately to the humble, in a glorious celebration of English life.
Simon Jenkins is chairman of the National Trust and one of Britain's most prominent journalists. He currently writes for the Sunday Times and the Guardian and has edited both the Evening Standard and The Times. He is the author of many books on politics, history and architecture, including most recently Thatcher and Sons. He was knighted in 2004 and made chairman of the National Trust in July 2008.