The Secret Life of the Savoy

and the D'Oyly Carte family Olivia Williams. the woods on the cliff edge, with the
quarry and the sea below. The head of the combe was crowned with their eleven-
bedroom Arts and Crafts-style house, Coleton Fishacre. The exterior would have
 ...

Author: Olivia Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472269780

Category: History

Page: 304

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THE STORY OF THE SAVOY HOTEL'S FOUNDERS, THROUGH A CENTURY OF LUXURY "For The Gondoliers-themed birthday dinner, the hotel obligingly flooded the courtyard to conjure the Grand Canal of Venice. Dinner was served on a silk-lined floating gondola, real swans were swimming in the water, and as a final flourish, a baby elephant borrowed from London Zoo pulled a five-foot high birthday cake." In three generations, the D'Oyly Carte family pioneered the luxury hotel and the modern theatre, propelled Gilbert and Sullivan to lasting stardom, made Oscar Wilde a transatlantic celebrity, inspired a P. G. Wodehouse series, and popularised early jazz, electric lights and Art Deco. Following the history of the iconic Savoy Hotel through three generations of the D'Oyly Carte family, The Secret Life of the Savoy revives an extroardinary cultural legacy. 'An elegantly crafted, yet spritely and sparkling book, perfectly befitting its subject. Williams uses group biography to beautifully illuminate some of London's greatest hotel and theatre landmarks.' Ophelia Field, author of The Favourite 'A thoroughly entertaining account of some of London's most treasured history, with its beloved The Savoy at the heart of a fascinating and delightful plot. Bravo to Olivia Williams and her fantastically colourful cast of characters.' - Lady Kinvara Balfour, director and producer 'A cracking good read and a fascinating story that - amazingly - has not been told before.' Fiona Duncan, the Telegraph 'This is a fascinating story, and it could not be better told. Elegant, great fun, and with a finely-judged personal touch: much like the Savoy hotel itself.' - Laura Thompson, bestselling author of Agatha Christie and The Mitford Sisters

In Praise of Devon

Coleton Fishacre, a 20-acre garden set within a typical Devon combe slop- ing
down to the cliff tops and the sea, was created by Rupert and Lady Dorothy D'
Oyly Carte after their Arts and Crafts style house had been completed in 1926.

Author: John Lane

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781870098755

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 695

In Praise of Devon is an evocation of the unique character of the county and its people. John Lane eloquently describes Devon’s rivers, coastline and moors; its towns, villages and buildings; its beautiful images and objects, traditions and occupations—from Dartmoor to Devonshire dialect, Church Bells to Cream Teas, Honiton Lace to Holy Wells—and gives intimate sketches of the lives and values of twenty Devonians, including farmers, a trawlerman, a doctor, a cook, the sculptor Peter Randall Page, potter Clive Bowen and scientist James Lovelock. The text is complemented by 140 colour plates:?photographs, engravings and old master paintings of the Devon countryside.

Period Living Traditional Homes Escapes

COLETON FISHACRE mec 1 CAA COTEHELE fine caumpleaf Indoo home
Infolation de ce for instruez. The South Front , with its slate roof , Dartmoor shale
stone walls and leaded casement windows . Cele mai repical gardens which
oleton ...

Author: Peter Brimacombe

Publisher: Jarrold Publishing

ISBN: 9780711735941

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 316

A travel guide with a difference: a combination of regional tour and style file which presents the means of escape to the wonders of another age. Aimed at those who love travelling Britain to explore country houses and stately homes, or at a dedicated follower of historical architecture and style, this delightful book contains 500 illustrations and regional maps.

Slow Devon and Exmoor

The total distance is a bit over four miles, but it will feel more because of the up-
and-down nature of the path. The best walk of all is to park at the Coleton Camp
car park,and visit Coleton Fishacre house and gardens (and café) before walking
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Author: Hilary Bradt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623229

Category: Travel

Page: 274

View: 215

One of three launch titles in the new Slow series of regional UK guides from two of the UK's most distinctive travel publishers: Bradt and Alastair Sawday. Travel slowly and sustainably with Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt guides and a resident of Devon, as she takes you on a personal 'slow' tour of Devon and Exmoor. Connect with the people, places, environment and heritage of this spectacular part of the country and discover for yourself the unsung delights, well known sights, wildlife, coast and countryside - not to mention the foibles of the locals - in this truly unique guide. Topping it off is an enticing selection of accommodation from the inimitable collection of Alastair Sawday.

South Devon Dartmoor Slow Travel

Richard D'Oyly Carte died in 1901 a very wealthy man, and that inheritance
allowed his son Rupert, who took over the business, to continue to make money
– and to build Coleton Fishacre. His architect Oswald Milne, formerly assistant to
Sir ...

Author: Hilary Bradt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841625523

Category: Travel

Page: 248

View: 854


The Edwardian Inter war House

COUNTRY HOUSE GARDENS Far LEFT : the house and gardens at Coleton
Fishacre ( 1925 ) ( National Trust Picture Library ) LEFT : exotic planting along a
path at Coleton Fishacre ( National Trust Picture microclimate and highly fertile
soil .

Author: Richard Russell Lawrence

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 923

More than one million houses were built in Britain during the Edwardian period and another four million in the years between the two World Wars; most of these are still in use as homes today. This book explains to current owners of such houses why and by whom their structures were bui

Country Life

Coleton Fishacre was finished in 1926 , and , four years later , COUNTRY Life
published an enthusiastic article by Christopher Hussey , with the headline ' A
Modern Country House in Devon ' ( May 31 , 1930 ) . The text emphasised the
skill ...

Author:

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Category: Country life

Page:

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Herbaceous Perennial Plants

'Citronella' (syn. 'Citrinum') has small, pretty, orange-yellow flowers above the
light green foliage. 'Coleton Fishacre' has apricot flowers and bronzed foliage.
Plants are similar to, but more vigorous than 'Solfatare'. 'Eastern Promise' claims
to ...

Author: Allan M. Armitage

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610583809

Category: Science

Page: 1109

View: 883

The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage’s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage’s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer. One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by the American Horticulture Society, and the third is even better! The third edition of “The Big Perennial Book� (as it is fondly referred to by many practitioners) describes 3,600 species in 1224 pages. More than 300 color photos complement detailed text filled with the author’s pointed observations of plant performance, cultivar selection and current taxonomy. Allan’s trademark wit and passion are both in abundance, making reading as pleasurable as it is informative.

Extracts from the Proceedings of the Royal Horticultural Society

6 Osteospermum ' Buttermilk ' A.M. 18 September , 1984 , as a tender flowering
plant . and Exhibited by Mr and Mrs R. H. H. Taylor and the National Trust ,
Coleton Fishacre , and Kingswear , Dartmouth , Devon . A tender perennial with ...

Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Botany

Page:

View: 423


Gilding the Acorn

The head gardener at Coleton Fishacre has lived in Australia , India , and
northern California where he spent several years helping run an estate in the
wine country . It was only when he reached his late thirties that the novelty of
always being ...

Author: Paula Weideger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 408

View: 278

"Everyone think the National Trust is A Good Thing. Yet few know anything about it. Now, for the first time in its hundred-year history, an outsider examines Britain's largest private landowner. And its biggest, richest charity." "All that the National Trust owns - hundreds miles of coast and tens of thousands of acres of countryside, great gardens and opulent country houses - is held for our benefit and the enjoyment of coming generations. But is the Trust an enlightened landlord or has it instead become a society for the preservation of fantasies about how things used to be? Are we paying too much for the pleasure of endlessly revisiting Brideshead? And not just in pounds and pence." "Hundreds of men and women have been interviewed to find the answers to the questions raised in this book. Lords and Ladies, farmers and gardeners, office staff, coastal wardens and foresters tell their lively, revealing stories."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

History and Landscape

Right : Close planting along the stream that runs down to the sea through
Coleton Fishacre ' s valley garden . Below : One of the delightful tiles designed by
Edward Bawden which enliven the bathrooms at Coleton Fishacre . The subjects
 ...

Author: Lydia Greeves

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 464

View: 355

Since its birth, America has been involved in more than a dozen military conflicts. From the battle of King's Mountain in the American Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, this resource provides a wealth of primary documents and commentary on pivotal events of war and peace. Expert commentary and the text of 70 primary documents expressing a variety of positions on these issues bring to light the complexities of American military conflicts. Documents include excerpts from speeches, diaries, pamphlets, broadsides, songs, newspaper articles, congressional debates, and government reports. Among the issues covered are the arguments between Federalists and anti-Federalists over the War of 1812, the debate over westward expansion during the Mexican War, the New York City draft riot in the Civil War, the debate over the Indian Question, the annexation of the Philippines, the Espionage and Sedition Acts of World War I, the decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima, the recall of General Douglas MacArthur, the My Lai massacre, and the bombing of Iraq. Each entry contains a comprehensive discussion and analysis of the event, followed by the text of 3-8 primary documents presenting a variety of viewpoints by participants in the event. A narrative introduction to the topic, a helpful annotated bibliographic research guide for each event, including recommended web sites and videos, and a timeline of key events will aid the student researcher. This is an ideal resource for student research and class debate.

National Trust Handbook 2007

Author: National Trust (Great Britain)

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9780707804040

Category: England

Page: 400

View: 173

'The National Trust Handbook' is a concise, up-to-date guide for anyone interested in places of historic or natural interest. Short descriptions are given of each property or location, along with opening times, facilities, directions and maps.

The Garden

Crafts - style house built in Dorothy D ' Oyly Carte , the There are formal terrace
1926 , Coleton Fishacre garden is sheltered by borders by the house and a
Garden in South Devon Monterey pines and holm tranquil walled garden . (
below ) ...

Author:

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Category: Botany

Page:

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Report Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science Literature and Art

S . VI , 253 , 264 , 286 , 287 , 292 , 293 , 302 Collardstone , see Coldstone
Collaton ( Coleton , Coletona ) . XXVIII , 469 ; XXXIII , 621 ; XXXVI , 370 ; XLIII ,
205 , 206 ; XLV , 202 Collaton Fishacre ( Coleton , Coletona , Coleton Fishacre ,
Coleton ...

Author: Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Devon (England)

Page:

View: 309


Living in Style

Art Deco interiors often incorporated murals , such as the bird ' s - eye view of the
south Devon coast in the Library overmantel at Coleton Fishacre . The most
spectacular Art Deco mural in a National Trust house is Leon Bakst ' s cycle of ...

Author: Oliver Garnett

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 793

What is the difference between the 'Gothic' and 'Gothic Revival' styles? How can you tell an lonic column from a Doric column! To understand the many ways in which the British have decorated and furnished their homes, you must learn the language, which can be baffling to the lay person. Oliver Garnett guides the reader through the complex world of historical styles and ornament, drawing on examples from the unrivalled group of houses now in the care of the National Trust. First, he examines some of the broader stylistic issues: what do we mean by style? How is it created, disseminated, exploited, revived and reinterpreted? He then looks at some of the key 'building blocks' of style-the types of ornament that you will encounter most frequently in a historic building. Finally, he provides thumbnail sketches of the stylistic labels that have traditionally been applied to British interiors, from "Tudor" to "Modern Movement." Many of these labels conceal as much as they reveal, but the way that they have been creatively misunderstood by later designers is all part of the story of style.

Report and Transactions The Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science Literature and Art

Arthonia muscigena Th . Fr . On elder at Coleton Fishacre 20 / 95 . BB 2000 . *
Bacidia fuscoviridis ( Anzi ) Lettau . Frequent on damp , shaded Devonian
limestone among trees at Pridhamsleigh Cavern 20 / 76 1999 , at Whilborough
Common ...

Author: Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page:

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List of members in each volume.

Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard

THE BEGINNING OF A TRADITION : THE SENTENCES COMMENTARY OF
RICHARD FISHACRE , OP R. James Long ... In addition , there are three places
that bear the name : Fishacre Barton , Combefishacre , and Coleton Fishacre --
all in ...

Author: G. R. Evans

Publisher: Mediaeval Commentaries on the

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 548

View: 914

This publicaton on the present state of scholarship on the medieval commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard which was the key theological textbook of the later mediaeval centuries, provides a unique resource for students of medieval theology, philosophy and literature.

National Trust Properties Open

Coleton Fishacre , Coleton Barton Farm and Woodhuish Farm ( 188 ( 202 ) :
SX918500 ] Coleton Fishacre house with 971 acres and 31m of coast acquired in
1982 with a Countryside Commission grant , money from the Dart and Start Bay ...

Author: National Trust (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Historic buildings

Page: 143

View: 890


RHS Garden Finder 2002 2003

John Rous Number of gardeners 1 , plus 2 part - timers Size 0.6ha ( 1/2 acres )
Coleton Fishacre Garden COLETON , KINGSWEAR , DARTMOUTH TQ6 OEQ
Owned by The National Trust Number of gardeners 242 Size Sha ( 12 acres ) ...

Author: Charles Quest-Ritson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780751337068

Category: Gardens

Page: 511

View: 621

This guide includes all famous and notable gardens in the UK and highlights their horticultural attributes. An A-Z listing of popular plants enables readers to organize which gardens to visit in accordance with their plant preference. Addresses, telephone and fax numbers, websites, opening times, location maps and facilities offered by the gardens are included.

The National Trust Guide

Dart Estuary : Kingswear Coleton Fishacre , Coleton Barton Farm and
Woodhuish Farm : 971 acres of farmland with Coleton Fishacre house and
grounds and 31 miles of coast . Dumpdon Hill , Luppitt 2m N of Honiton . 62 acres
of common ...

Author: Robin Fedden

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN:

Category: England

Page: 691

View: 297