Mr Barry's War: Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament after the Great Fire of 1834 (Hardback)Caroline Shenton (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 548 g
Dimensions: 236 x 168 x 29 mm
a real jewel, finely wrought and beautiful, just like the Palace of Westminster it describes. * Lucy Worsley, Books of the Year 2016, BBC History Magazine *
vividly written ... an authoritative and lively account of the political and artistic machinations involved in the creation of one of the capital's most familiar landmarks. * Ian Critchley, Sunday Times *
not only a fascinating read but a timely one, too * Tony Rennell, Daily Mail *
If Shenton's first book was like a grotesque Gothic novel, this is an epic, with a hero at its heart. * William Whyte, Literary Review *
Shenton seeks [...] to correct the historical record and succeeds definitively * Rosemary Hill, Times Literary Supplement *
This is a wonderful tale, brilliantly told. I shan't ever look at the Houses of Parliament quite the same again and can't wait to visit soon with new knowledge from this exceptional book. * Mike Paterson, London Historians *
Shenton brilliantly outlines how from conception to completion, the design and construction of the new Palace of Westminster were a fearsome battleground ... [Parliamentary] colleagues who want to consider the current options and challenges should read Caroline Shenton's Mr Barry's War. * Keith Simpson, Total Politics *
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