COMING SOON - THE AUDIO EDITION OF THIS FASCINATING BOOK, READ BY RUTH HERSELF.

Country House Secrets: Behind Closed Doors

This is the world that Ruth Binney has brought so wonderfully to life in her book". Praise from foreword writer Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey.
Inside the country house, what exactly were the duties of the master's valet and the lady's maid? How did these fit into the daily routine? And what were the protocols for visitors? The answers to these, and many more questions, are revealed in this entertaining and intimate guide to the self-contained world of the country house. Find out the answers to these intriguing questions...

Weeds on Trial

This ingenious and informative new book reveals the inside stories of more than 50 common weeds. read more

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ABOUT RUTH

Ruth Binney (neé Chanter) spent her childhood in Tiverton where her father was a housemaster at Blundell's School. She is now happily settled in Yeovil, Somerset, and working on a variety of projects as well as enjoying the luxury of 'retirement' including family and friends, travel, football, walking netball and, most recently, painting in acrylics. Her latest books are Weeds on Trial, which reveals the good and bad of these garden invaders (and will be followed in 2020 by a sequel, Garden Wildlife on Trial), and Country House Secrets, detailed opposite. read more

CONSULTANCY

Ruth acts as a consultant to publishers on the development and commissioning of new book projects in a wide range of subjects including cookery, gardening, home making, health, popular science and word books. She also takes on the checking of edited texts in these areas. For David and Charles she was most recently the editor of a new edition of Brian Martin’s Country Lives Remembered and commissioning editor of their successful ‘Voices’ series. READ MORE