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Fertile Fortune
By James Miller

Fertile Fortune

The Story of Tyntesfield New edition

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Fertile Fortune by James Miller

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Situated on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Land Yeo Valley, Tyntesfield is one the last remaining examples of a great country house built in the Victorian High Gothic style. It survives intact with visitors able to view an unrivalled collection of Victorian decorative arts, experience an insight into life below stairs and see a sumptuously decorated private chapel. Each year thousands of visitors come through its doors and since its acquisition by the National Trust in 2002 it has become one of the jewels in the Trust's crown. But behind the house there exists the fascinating story of the Gibbs family. "Fertile Fortune" reveals their history and how each generation stamped its own identity on the house and estate. William Gibbs came from an Exeter merchant family. His company began to export guano from the offshore Pacific islands. These bird droppings, rich in nitrate, proved a godsend as fertiliser for British farmers. A fortune was made, and Tyntesfield built in 1864. Filled with stunning images of Tyntesfield and descriptions of some of the arts held within its walls, "Fertile Fortune" is both a fascinating read and a pictorial tour of the house.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905400409
ISBN-10: 1905400403
Format: Paperback
(276mm x 212mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: National Trust Books
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Miller

James Miller is Deputy Chairman and head of the House Sales department. His detailed knowledge of art and antiques has been invaluable in directing historic auctions such as those at Mentmore Towers, Castle Howard and the Leverhulme Collection at Thornton Manor. Outside his role at Sotheby's, he has written extensively on a diverse range of artistic disciplines. As the consultant when the NT was building Tyntesfield, he was the natural choice as author.

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