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Splendour & squalor : the disgrace and disintegration of three aristocratic dynasties

Author: Marcus Scriven
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"They kept monkeys in West End hotels, and rent-boys in Deauville and Kensington. They spiced up life in pre-war Britain by patronizing illegal gaming clubs and staging elaborate five-in-a-bed sex in stately homes. They used firearms with convincing disregard for their own and others' safety and drove their Rollses and Bentleys with apparently suicidal intent. They acquired yachts and helicopters as they shipped the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Edward FitzGerald Leinster, Duke of; Frederick William John Hervey Bristol, Marquess of; Victor Frederick Cochrane Hervey Bristol, Marquess of; Angus Charles Drogo Montagu Manchester, Duke of.; Edward FitzGerald Leinster, Duke of
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Scriven
ISBN: 9781843541257 1843541254
OCLC Number: 640083806
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: pages
Contents: Family trees --
List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Edward --
Victor --
Angus --
John.
Responsibility: Marcus Scriven.

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'Splendour and Squalor is a witty, gossipy and profoundly researched portrait of four particularly dysfunctional 20th century aristocrats.' Christopher Hart, Sunday Times

 
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