How to Run a Stately Home
If anyone knows how to run a "stately home" it is the Duke of Bedford, whose Woburn Abbey gives pleasure in some 1,200,00 people a year. Those planning to open their own home to the public would be foolish not to study this book first, and all readers will be entertained by the Duke's tips and revelations which can be as disconcerting as they are fascinating. Together with...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 128 pages
Published October 21st 1971 by HarperCollins Distribution Services
(first published 1971)
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A tongue-in-cheek look at life as a living exhibit! The late Duke of Bedford would probably have been an excellent dinner guest and was definitely a most accommodating host, given how many people were prepared to pay for the privilege. I recognise some of the stereotypical visitors from my own trips to other properties and from snatching occasional chats with their owners. Well worth looking out for in charity bookshops.