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Gosford Park - the meaning and purpose of life in a country house

When ordinary folk troll round the visitor circuit at stately homes such as Blenheim or Longleat, they usually purchase a guidebook or pick up a leaflet that tells them what they are there to see. These guides are generally swallowed whole (as it were), even though the information they contain is useless in the context of everyday life.

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