The first look at designer India Hicks’s house in the English countryside, as well as the houses of her childhood.
A follow-up to India Hicks’s New York Times bestselling book, India Hicks: Island Style, India Hicks: A Slice of England is the designer’s exploration of her British heritage and how she has expressed it in her newly finished English country house in Oxfordshire. The book is divided into two parts. Part one, Legacy, is the story of her family’s homes, including the renowned Broadlands estate, and her parents’ houses, Britwell and the Grove, as well as her father David Hicks’s famous garden.
The second half of the book is the story of her new home, America Farm, a stunning example of how she has reinterpreted English tradition and made it her own. She covers life upstairs and downstairs, on the grounds and in the surrounding country, including local pubs, circuses, and markets.
Enriched with the witty and tender stories of Hicks’s life growing up as British and design royalty, this is a book about the power of houses with family history, and the joy of adapting them for modern life.
About the Author
Author, model, entrepreneur, TV personality and daughter of famed designer David Hicks, India Hicks comes from both British and design royalty. Her godfather is the Prince of Wales and India was a bridesmaid at his wedding to Lady Diana. Living with her young family on a small island in the Bahamas, she has shared and documented her multidimensional, unpredictable life through social media, her lifestyle books and her website.
"Hicks has grown from being one of Princess Diana's bridesmaids to running a lifestyle brand that includes works on home decor. This volume moves from the author's typical island settings to her deep roots in England, where she captures traditional design and shares her family history."
-- Library Journal
"Designer, model, and lifestyle guru India Hicks is back with another stunning coffee table tome, this one dedicated to the meaning of home. It's broken into two sections: the first looks at the famous homes and gardens of her parents, while the second is entirely about the author and her new country house in Oxfordshire. This book is beautiful, informative, and entirely envy-inducing."
-- Town & Country