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Author Name    Bailey, Catherine.

Title   THE SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE GOTHIC MYSTERY.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Publisher   London Viking 2012

ISBN Number    0670917559 / 9780670917556

Seller ID   29018

466 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, floor plans, map, family tree. "At 6 a.m. on 21 April 1940 John, the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank, cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - had pleaded with him to come out, but he had refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? (The author) unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing on rear panel.

Marjorie  Manners,  Marchioness  Anglesey,  Lady  Cynthia  Asquith,  Herbert  Henry  Asquith,  Aubers  Ridge,  Colonel  Beevor,  Belvoir  Castle,  Leicesterhsire,  Winifred  Bennett,  Edward  Bethune,  British  Expeditionary  Force,  Ciphers,  Codes,  Cockayne  Hatley  Hall,  Lady  Diana  Cooper,  Field  Marshal  Sir  John  French,  Francis  Wallace  Grenfell,  Robert  Charles  John  Manners,  Lord  Haddon,  Sir  Ian  Hamilton,  Dr  Donald  Hood,  Horatio  Kitchener,  Leicestershire  Regiment,  Tigers,  Hilda  Lezard,  Charles  Lindsay,  Loos,  Manners  Family,  George  Gordon  Moore,  Neuve  Chappelle,  First  World  War,  North  Midland  Division,  Ouderdom,  Rutland,  Dukes,  Duchesses,  Aristocracy,  Privilege,  Connections,  Kathleen  Rutland,  Kakoo,  Servants,  Stately  Homes,  Castles,  St  Eloi,  Sanctuary  Wood,  George  Waudby,  Edward  Stuart  Wortley,  Rothesay  Stuart  Wortley,  Ypres,  Hill  60,  British  Upper  Classes. 

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