At Home in Sri Lanka


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A decade after the publication of Living in Sri Lanka, James Fennell revisits the ‘Paradise Isle’ to discover exactly what it is that makes a great Sri Lankan home.

Travelling with Tom Sykes, he has visited numerous houses and taken hundreds of photographs, as well as interviewing owners, interior decorators, architects, stylists and designers. From the colonial grandeur of actress Gillian Anderson’s secluded retreat and the sumptuous Wallawwa hotel to works by the celebrated architects Geoffrey Bawa and Anjalendran, the buildings in this book have one thing in common: they embrace the unpredictable natural environment, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living. Collectively, the 26 properties showcased in this book – the very best examples – capture the spirit of stylish Sri Lankan living.

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Weight 1574 g
Dimensions 27 x 28.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 March 2016
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by James Fennell, Text by Tom Sykes
Dimensions 27 x 28.5 cm
Weight 1574 g


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James Fennell's photographs have appeared in many books. They range from candid portraits of Ireland's vanishing traditions and characters, to capturing the unique legacy of history and magnificence of some of Britain's finest properties.

Tom Sykes is the author of several books, including Sini Sana: Malaysian Travel Stories, Fog in Channel: Exploring Britain's Relationship with Europe, The Hitchers of Oz and No Such Thing as a Free Ride?.