26 DECEMBER 1947, Page 24

THIS irresistibly attractive volume might almost be described at Knole

by the spirit of Knole. It was first published in 1922, and, after various reprints, reappears now with many new illustrations— the illustrations are a feature of the book—and a preface which in- cludes one or two minor corrections and a few bits of information that have become available since 1922. The twenty-five years that have passed since then are but a fleeting hour in the history of Knole. Yet one experience of moment has in those years befallen this unique and historic house. It has passed into the possession of the National Trust, and access to it is open to all the world. To those who have and those who have not seen Knole, this charmingly-told story will make an equal appeal.