Guides to historic hotels
I've been searching the web for Wendy Arnold. There's plenty of info about her books but, so far, I've found nothing about her. In 1986, Mrs Arnold published The Historic Hotels of London, A Select Guide from Thames & Hudson.
In the Preface she wrote, "London's historic hotels are as fascinating as the city itself…After investigating England's country hotels for my first book, The Historic Country Hotels of England, we settled in rural Hampshire…After six months of careful research…Of the many places to stay in London, these are the ones I would recommend to my friends…"
Both the books are illustrated with photographs taken by a New Zealand photographer, the late Robin Morrison who died untimely young.
"Until his death early in 1993, Robin Morrison was generally acknowledged as New Zealand's pre-eminent photographer. He produced work in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and India as well as New Zealand.
He was the originator of many published works and was awarded a New Zealand 1990 Commission medal for services to photography."
My quest for Wendy Arnold also led me to the website of Clare Books which is well worth a visit, particularly if you are searching for out of print biographies.
Later I discovered that Mrs Arnold also wrote guides to the historic hotels of Paris and Spain which I'll look forward to reading.
I'm going to take the weekend off. Back on Monday.