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A poster by Hugo d’Alesi, c. 1900, for ‘Menton, City of Lemons’

Menton: The garden of France

29 December 2012

A hundred years ago, travel writers commented, there was something peculiarly depressing about Menton — or Mentone as the British would say, recalling the days when the town situated on… Read more

Burghley House in Lincolnshire provides an Ancestors in the Attic audiovisual introduction to the house

Fact and fantasy

20 October 2012

Britain’s country houses were constantly in the news a generation ago. In 1974 The Destruction of the Country House, an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum curated by Roy… Read more