The novel is set in 1690 and concerns the building of a grand house in the new style, contrasted with the older manor house, which still reflects its medieval origins. The architectural differences are representative of the social changes of the period.
The Great House is a children's historical novel by Cynthia Harnett. It was first published in 1949 with illustrations by the author.from Wikipedia
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