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Charmed Life
By Liza Campbell

A Charmed Life

Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle

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Format: Paperback / softback

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Charmed Life by Liza Campbell

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A Charmed Life tells the story of Liza Campbell, the last child to be born at the impressive and renowned Cawdor Castle, the same locale featured in Shakespeare's Macbeth . It was at the historical ancestral home that Liza's seemingly idyllic fairytale childhood began to resemble a nightmare. Increasingly overwhelmed by his enormous responsibilities, Liza's father Hugh, the twenty-fifth Thane of Cawdor, tipped into madness fueled by drink, drugs, and extramarital affairs. Over the years, the castle was transformed into an arena of reckless extravagance and terrifying domestic violence, as Liza and her siblings watched their father destroy himself, his family, and their centuries-old legacy. Painstakingly honest, thoroughly entertaining, and sharply written, Campbell's contemporary fairytale tells of growing up as a maiden in a castle where ancient curses and grisly events from centuries ago live on between its stone walls. "[A] courageous memoir . . . a page turner set among moats, drawbridges, and portcullises both real and metaphorical." Vogue "Superbly written." Harper's Bazaar "Poignant . . . lovely." Entertainment Weekly "Edged with relentless wit . . . [ A Charmed Life is a] nightmarish memoir that gives fiction a run for its money." Kirkus Reviews "Intriguing...[a] highly readable story...extraordinary." Tucson Citizen "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312384968
ISBN-10: 0312384963
Format: Paperback / softback
(212mm x 139mm x 24mm)
Pages: 323
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Liza Campbell was the last child to be born at Cawdor Castle, as featured in "Macbeth". Her father Hugh, the 25th Thane of Cawdor, inherited good looks, wealth, an ancient title, three stately homes and 100,000 acres of land. But increasingly overwhelmed by his enormous responsibilities, Hugh turned to drink, drugs, and extramarital affairs.

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Author Biography - Liza Campbell

Liz Campbell, daughter of the twenty-fifth Thane of Cawdor, was the last child to be born at Cawdor Castle. Her childhood was divided between her father's vast Scottish and Welsh estates. She is an artist, writer, journalist, and calligrapher. She lives in London with her family.

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