A CONSTANT HEART - The War Diaries of Maud Russell 1938-1945

‘To read them is to live through World War II inside the mind and world of an amazingly observant and warm-hearted woman’  Daily Mail

PURBECK ARCADIA Dunshay Manor & the Spencer Watsons
Ilay Cooper

THE MANOR HOUSES OF DORSET
Una Russell & Audrey Grindrod

News from Dovecote

A BUSY BOOK AUTUMN

We’ve five books coming out this autumn, two of them reprints and three brand new. Another 1,500 copies of  Anne Sebba’s The Exiled Collector, William Bankes and the Making of the English Country House, have just been delivered. This is its third reprint... read more

Dorset Life on Rena Gardiner

‘The word autolithography – whose component parts mean to write with stone –could have been created for Rena Gardiner, and in particular her 1969 book Dorset: The Isle of Purbeck, which has just been republished. The landscape of Purbeck and its buildings, and... read more

A Brush with Brown reviewed

‘If the really big players in Brown’s world (Burghley, Chatsworth, Longleat, Sherborne, Harewood, Audley End and Blenheim for a start) are elsewhere then Tim Scott Bolton has painted them all for A Brush with Brown.  Here are more than forty places, arranged... read more

A Brush with Brown and The Prince of Wales

‘Capability Brown transformed the gardens of England, Buckingham Palace included. So who better to introduce a book to mark his 300th anniversary – packed with exquisite paintings of his landscapes – than our most blue-blooded and green-fingered amateur artist.’ The... read more