It’s been quite some time since we did a giveaway here at Anglotopia, now it’s time to start doing them again. And our inaugural contest is a true treat – we’re giving away a copy of Noble Ambitions: The Fall and Rise of The English Country House After World War II by Adrian Tinniswood.
For those unfamiliar with Adrian’s work – he’s one of Britain’s foremost experts of stately homes and the British aristocracy. I’m a huge fan of his books (and I’ve met him, he’s a lovely chap).
His latest book explores how Britain’s stately homes managed to survive after World War II and go through a sort of renaissance.
About the book:
A rollicking tour of the English country home after World War II, when swinging London collided with aristocratic values
As the sun set slowly on the British Empire, its mansions fell and rose. Ancient families were reduced to demolishing the parts of their stately homes they could no longer afford, dukes and duchesses desperately clung to their ancestral seats, and a new class of homeowners bought their way into country life. A delicious romp, /Noble Ambitions/ pulls us into these crumbling halls of power, leading us through the juiciest bits of postwar aristocratic history—from Mick Jagger dancing at deb balls to the scandals of Princess Margaret. Capturing the spirit of the age, historian Adrian Tinniswood proves that the country house is not only an iconic symbol, but a lens through which to understand the shifting fortunes of the British elite in an era of monumental social change.
So, we have one copy to giveaway. Entering is simple – please fill in the form below with your email address. To enter, you agree to join Anglotopia’s New Daily Updates email list. You will receive a daily digest of Anglotopia’s latest articles in your inbox every afternoon. It’s a great way to keep up with all the great new content we’ve been publishing every day (that gets lost in the shuffle on social media).
You have until October 1st, 2021 to enter. We will choose one winner at random. I’m sorry but this contest is USA and Canada only.
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