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Hello!

Welcome! This is my space to ramble about books, travel, tea and everything in between. 

Mr Darcy, are you in?

Mr Darcy, are you in?

There is only one word to describe Chatsworth and that is glorious. It's set in the most glorious landscape, has the most glorious rooms and even has a glorious selection of cakes to have with a cup of tea.  

 One of the many beautiful corners of the house

One of the many beautiful corners of the house

 Swoon worthy interiors

Swoon worthy interiors

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I was lucky enough to go whilst the recent Five Centruies of Style exhibition was on - which provided a wonderfully different perspective into the history of the house and the family. It's already beautiful rooms were complimented by the clothes worn in them. The wedding dresses, the ball gowns, the eccentric blue jumpers the Duke has collected over many years - all adding to the stories of Chatsworth. 

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 Through the generations via wedding dress

Through the generations via wedding dress

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 They took fancy dress to another level

They took fancy dress to another level

The library naturally needs a mention. It is a stunning room, you only get to peer in from one end but it's just as a library ought to be. Beautiful and slightly chaotic and I should like nothing more than to spend my days camped out with an endless supply of tea and books. 

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And if you are a Pride and Prejudice fan (Keira Knightly version) then you'll recognise the breath taking architecture as Pemberley. Naturally I had a little squeal as I walked through the sculpture gallery and got to stare at the statues Knightly did. 

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Chatsworth is worth a visit whatever the season. I'd love to go back in the coming months as I can imagine it's pretty magical during Winter. But for now I'll just stick to my daydreaming about that library! 

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 One part of the extensive grounds

One part of the extensive grounds

Five books to read right now

Five books to read right now