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The Resource The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret, Catherine Bailey

The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret, Catherine Bailey

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The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret
Title
The secret rooms
Title remainder
a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Bailey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For fans of Downton Abbey: the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI. After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants' quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives, sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. What she discovered was a mystery: the Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records-but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she also provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I"--
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Summary
After opening a room in a wealthy British estate that had been sealed for 60 years, a historian discusses the intrigue surrounding the death of the Ninth Duke of Rutland and why he erased portions of his life from all family records
Writing style
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2013
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10247060
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Bailey, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 941.082092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA574.R87
LC item number
B35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners
  • Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners
  • Belvoir Castle (England)
  • Nobility
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret
Label
The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret, Catherine Bailey
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/the-secret-rooms-by-catherine-bailey/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 465 pages
Isbn
9780143124733
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013033308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 862041419
  • (OCoLC)862041419
Label
The secret rooms : a true story of a haunted castle, a plotting duchess, and a family secret, Catherine Bailey
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/the-secret-rooms-by-catherine-bailey/
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 465 pages
Isbn
9780143124733
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013033308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 862041419
  • (OCoLC)862041419

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