E.S. Turner: London, 10 June 1999
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Viking, 374 pp., £25, June 1999, 0 670 87480 9Show More
The Rise of the Nouveaux Riches: Style and Status in Victorian and Edwardian Architecture by Mordaunt Crook.
Murray, 354 pp., £25, May 1999, 0 7195 6040 3Show More
“... the new ruling class, come in for expert dissection in The Rise of the Nouveaux Riches by Mordaunt Crook, who is primarily concerned with their architectural tastes. Here we meet not only the men whose millions came from steel, railways and beer, but those who rose on pills, cannon balls, guano, mustard, malted ...”