Tuesday 24 April 2018

Book launch: Women and the Country House in Ireland and Britain

Newly published by Four Courts Press is Women and the Country House in Ireland and Britain, a collection of essays edited by Terence Dooley, Maeve O'Riordan and Christopher Ridgway

The essays examine the lives of women in country houses in Ireland and Britain from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Drawing from a wide range of archival sources and family papers, the authors present a spectrum of female house owners, residents and caretakers who were far more than bit players in the histories of families and big houses.

See the full list of essay titles and authors.

The 296-page paperback volume is now available from the publisher (€26.95) and other booksellers.

ISBN: 978-1-84682-647-4.