Read and Download Roy Strong book Country Life, 1897-1997 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCountry Life, 1897-1997. This book was released on 1999-05-01 with total page 228 pages. Book excerpt: Country Life is the quintessence of Britain for many. For 100 years, it has reflected and presented an image of rural life to readers at home and provided a lifeline for those abroad. Sir Roy Strong has analyzed the changing role of the magazine over the last century, from the Arcadian era pre-World War I, through changes wrought by governments and social movements, to the countryside of today. Illustrated with photographs and original Country Life spreads, the book provides a micrcosm of British country life, covering everything from architecture to land ownership, from the rural to the poor to the landed gentry.