Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Adrian Tinniswood
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden welcomes distinguished British author and historian, Adrian Tinniswood, OBE, to discuss his latest novel, The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939.
Mr. Tinniswood’s lecture will explore the sheer variety of country house life: from King George V poring over his stamp collection at Sandringham to fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley collecting mistresses at ancestral homes across the nation, from Edward VIII entertaining Wallis Simpson at Fort Belvedere to the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, whose wife became obsessed with her pet spaniels. Mr. Tinniswood reveals what it was really like to live and work in some of the most beautiful houses the world has ever seen during the last great golden age of the English country home.
The lecture will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase.