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    If you want a good read should the weather turn, I recommend The House of Fiction, which tells Virginia Woolf’s love of Talland House, in Cornwall, dramatised in To the Lighthouse, and the confessional delight of Jane
    Austen drinking “too much wine” in the lavish ballroom of a Hampshire manor house.


    Sunday Times
  • "Fascinating... [Phyllis Richardson’s] research is formidable. Her book does much more, though, than track real architectural detail in made-up houses. It reveals key imaginative shifts in British authors’ attitudes to homes over the years."

    Sunday Times
  • "A lively tour of fictional property"

    The Times