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Outrageous Fortune
Author: Anthony Russell

ISBN: 9781849546317
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1 February 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.8
In his stunning memoir, Anthony Russell takes us inside his childhood growing up at Leeds Castle, with luxury and opulence few can imagine, and how he found his way in a changing society. "We were all very polite in the 1950s and none more so than I (granted, I had no choice). We combed our hair neatly and showed respect for our elders and betters in whom we placed bountiful trust to do the right thing at all times on our behalf. But when Elvis became 'All Shook Up' and invited us to love him tenderly, the world took note ...Nothing was the same again. Certainly not I." Leeds Castle has been hailed as "the loveliest castle in the world". Once home to kings and queens, it fell into disrepair for nearly a century until Anthony Russell's grandmother, Lady Baillie, purchased it in 1926 and restored it to its former glory. It was in the fairytale setting of Leeds Castle, surrounded by a moat and sprawling grounds, that Anthony spent his childhood. Anthony enjoyed luxury on an epic scale, but despite the embrace of his nanny and the love of his mother (from a distance), life was often lonely and fraught with the fear of breaking some unwritten rule of the '...

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