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Country house society : the private lives of England's upper class after the First World War

Author: Pamela Horn
Publisher: Stroud : Amberley, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When the cataclysm of the First World War impacted on British society, it particularly affected the landed classes, with their long military tradition. Country houses, as in a variety of popular TV dramas, were turned into military hospitals and convalescent homes, while many of the menfolk were killed or badly injured in the hostilities. When the war ended efforts were made to return to the pre-war world. Pleasure  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Horn
ISBN: 9781445603186 1445603187
OCLC Number: 862350402
Notes: Includes QR code.
Formerly CIP.
Description: 254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: The impact of war: 1914-1918 --
Adjusting to peace: 1919-1921 --
Community responsibilities and sporting pursuits --
Social rituals --
Domestic affairs and breaking the mold --
The 'bright young people' and the end of an era.
Responsibility: Pamela Horn.

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Forget glossy period dramas, here is the real story of Britain's super-rich from the First World War to the end of the 'roaring' twenties.  Read more...

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