Old Homes, New Life
Clive Aslet and Dylan Thomas
Whilst treasuring their long history and fragile beauty, a new generation of the aristocracy is adapting the British country house for the 21st century. With illuminating interviews by Clive Aslet and sumptuous photography by Dylan Thomas.
The Windsor Diaries: A Childhood with the Princesses
Alathea Fitzalan Howard
The Windsor Diaries are a young girl’s account of her remarkable wartime friendship with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. Parties and balls, film evenings and picnics – and a unique portrayal of the Royal Family written with candour and grace.
Prince Philip Revealed: A Man of his Century
The Duke of Edinburgh has been a vital support to HM The Queen for more than seventy years and, in this splendid biography, he takes centre stage. From peripatetic childhood to a career in the Navy, from marriage and fatherhood to royal consort, this is an insight into Prince Philip’s world.
Diary of an MPs Wife: Inside and Outside Power
Always revealing, sometimes indiscreet and, often, hilariously funny, Swire’s diary covers twenty years of local and national politics, the characters who come and go, and the dramatic ups-and-downs of everyday life in the British government. A fascinating insider’s account.
The Secret Life of the Savoy and the D’Oyly Carte Family
Three pioneering generations of the D’Oyly Carte family conjoined the exuberance of the modern theatre with the management of a luxury hotel, so creating a cultural icon. From Wilde to Wodehouse, electric lighting to jazz. Oh, and a baby elephant on a birthday cake. Pure brilliance.
The Athenaeum: ‘More Than Just Another London Club’
Founded in 1824, the Athenaeum has always been different. Here, Wheeler tells the Club’s history by way of members’ influence in scientific, artistic and public life. A cast of characters from Charles Darwin to Yehudi Menuhin reveal a unique aspect of British culture.
Enid: The Scandalous High-society Life of the Formidable ‘Lady Killmore’
At six feet tall, with silver hair and turquoise eyes, it’s no surprise Enid Lindeman caused a stir as she walked her pet cheetah in Hyde Park. From ambulance driver in World War I to royal parties on the Riviera (and numerous lovers), this is a dazzling high-jinks biography of Lady Killmore.
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