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Black Diamonds - Catherine Bailey

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  • Closed: Thu 16 Aug 2012, 3:40 pm
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Paperback in very good condition

The Rise & Fall of an English Dynasty

A very compelling read,recently reviewed by The National Business Review

518 pages with 3 sections of black & white photos

Wentworth today is a crumbling & forgotten palace in Yorkshire,but 100 years ago it was the ancestral pile of the Fitzwilliams - an aristocratic clan whose home & life was fuelled by coal mining

Black Diamonds tells the story of The Fitzwilliams spectacular decline of inheritance fights,rumours of a chaneling & of lunacy,philandering Earls,illicit love,war heroism,a tragic connection to the Kennedys,violent death,mining
poverty & sqaulor & a class war that literally ripped apart the local landscape

The demise of Wentworth & the Fitzwilliams is a riveting account of aristocratic decline & fall set in the grandest house in England

Well researched and a worthy read

Check our other listings for great reads. All our books are posted Tracked and are securely wrapped; we will place an enquiry for any non delivery.
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  • Seller location: Papakura City, Auckland, NZ

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Closes: Thu 16 Aug, 3:40 pm. 2012