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Author Bailey, Catherine, 1960-

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

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014


Location Call No. Status
 Plainville Public Library - Large Print Materials  LARGE PRINT 941.082 BAI    Check Shelf
Edition Large print edition.
Description 753 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 23 cm.
Series Thorndike Press large print peer picks
Thorndike Press large print peer picks.
Note Originally published : New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
Summary After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in the Rutland family archives in Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room sealed. Sixty years later, Catherine Bailey became the first historian given access. She discovered a mystery: The Duke had painstakingly erased three periods of his life from all family records -- but why? As Bailey uncovers the answers, she provides an intimate portrait of the very top of British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I.
Subject Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners, Duke of, 1886-1940.
Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners, Duke of, 1886-1940 -- Family.
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain. Army -- Officers -- Biography.
Belvoir Castle (England) -- History -- 20th century.
Dysfunctional families -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Large type books.
ISBN 9781410468628 (hardcover)
1410468623 (hardcover)
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