A History Writ Large, by Charles Spencer
“Each generation of the Spencer Family has added to the fabled stories of Althorp – which the current Earl is bringing to the fore, restoring the house to its former glory as a lively salon with the celebrated literary festival”
TA is a proud sponsor of the Althorp Literary Festival. We have supported writers as diverse as ‘At Home’ author Bill Bryson and Downton Abbey Creator Julian Fellowes. This year we’ve chosen a famed English expert on interiors, Jeremy Musson.
Jeremy Musson will talk on the history of design, decoration and use of the English country house drawing room; his talk will be illustrated with pictures from his new book The Drawing Room: English Country House Decoration, in which Althorp’s captivating South Drawing Room features.
Jeremy Musson is a historian who specialises in the history of the English Country House, Architectural Editor of Country Life, 1998-2007 and presenter of BBC2’s The Curious House Guest in 2006-2007, he is also author of Up and Down Stairs, English Ruins, and English Country House Interiors.