Description - Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey
Wentworth is today a crumbling and forgotten palace in Yorkshire. Yet just a hundred years ago it was the ancestral pile of the Fitzwilliams - an aristocratic clan whose home and life were fuelled by coal mining. Black Diamonds tells of the Fitzwilliams' spectacular decline- of inheritance fights; rumours of a changeling and of lunacy; philandering earls; illicit love, war heroism; a tragic connection to the Kennedys; violent death; mining poverty and squalor; and a class way that literally ripped apart the local landscape. The demise of Wentworth and the Fitzwilliams is a riveting account of aristocratic decline and fall, set in the grandest house in England.
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(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
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Author Biography - Catherine Bailey
Catherine Bailey read history at Oxford University. She is a successful, award-winning television producer and director, making a range of critically acclaimed documentary films inspired by her interest in twentieth century history. This is her first book. She lives in West London.