Ian C Mattison Brings Attention to 'Hidden' Manor House

With stately houses in the United Kingdom rising in popularity due to TV series such as “Downton Abbey,” Ian C Mattison hopes to draw attention to a magnificent manor house which he has been associated with for four decades. In “Minley Manor” (published by AuthorHouse UK), Mattison chronicles the construction and design of Minley Manor, a unique family estate that was later converted into a military training establishment for the Corps of Royal Engineers. The book is available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/Minley-Manor-Ian-C-Mattison/dp/1546295259/.

Minley Manor is a story of the Currie family who lived there from 1860 to 1937. Mattison provides a historical overview of the family, beginning with Raikes Currie, who built Minley Manor in 1858-61. Mattison tracks three generations of the Curries and their significant influence on Victorian society. The book also provides insights into how the manor became home to the Royal Engineers for over 40 years.

“It will interest people interested in UK history of Victorian times, architecture, gardening, stately houses, and military history because this is all encompassed in a manor house and estate that has been hidden from the public consciousness for over 150 years,” says Mattison.

“Minley Manor”
By Ian C Mattison
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 170 pages | ISBN 9781546295259
E-Book | 170 pages | ISBN 9781546295242
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Major Ian C Mattison, MInst RE, was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1976, and he completed operation tours of Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Iraq. Posted on several occasions to Minley Station, Mattison has been associated with Minley Manor for nearly 40 years and assisted in the successful sale of the estate in 2014. He retired as a major, and he is also the founder of a military charity and gives talks on Minley Manor and the origin of the British Army. Mattison is married to Linda, and he has two children, Simon and Carla, and one grandson, George.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

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