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The Manor Reborn: The Transformation of Avebury Manor Sian Evans

The Manor Reborn: The Transformation of Avebury Manor

Sian Evans

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ISBN : 9781907892240
Hardcover
260 pages
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Avebury Manor in Wiltshire, one of the most beautiful houses in England, has been empty for years. Its owners, the National Trust, have teamed up with the BBC and an enthusiastic team of experts and amateurs to transform the house and make it into aMoreAvebury Manor in Wiltshire, one of the most beautiful houses in England, has been empty for years. Its owners, the National Trust, have teamed up with the BBC and an enthusiastic team of experts and amateurs to transform the house and make it into a successful visitor attraction, all in the space of a summer. This is the book that accompanies the primetime BBC 1 series and follows the trials and tribulations of the restoration of a beautiful historic house to its former glory. The history of Avebury Manor itself is fascinating and includes stories of many of its eccentric owners over its lifetime, including heroes and villains—from a governor of Jamaica who ate and drank himself to death to a marmalade magnet who specialised in racy women and witchcraft. Treasure House follows the transformation and renovation each step of the way and tells the story of a house over five centuries and how it came back to life. Taking four great moments in home furnishing—Tudor, Georgian,Victorian, and pre-war Modern—nine rooms in Avebury Manor are furnished and decorated by Penelope Keith and Paul Martins team of experts and brought back to life.