David Cannadine, 2 April 1981
Show More Survey of London. Vol. 40: The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 2. The Buildings edited by F.H.W. Sheppard.
Athlone, 428 pp., £55, August 1980, 0 485 48240 1Show More
“... among the chic apartments and smaller houses of Chelsea and Knightsbridge. ‘Aristocracy,’ Nancy Mitford noted over twenty years ago, ‘no longer keeps up any state in London,’ and their once-great Mayfair houses, with their splendid décor, lavish furnishings, spectacular works of art, and retinues of servants, have also vanished, or been given ...”