Monday, 3 January 2011
Black Diamonds by Catherine Bailey
Charting the rise and fall of an English dynasty, this is a fascinating non-fiction read. The author delves into an extraordinary family and charts the near demise of a great house. Truth in this case certainly is stranger than fiction. Well-researched, absorbing and informative, it deals with a part of early twentieth English history I knew little about and which I believe still affects us today. I strongly recommend it, do please read it if you are even faintly interested in English history - a little US history too, even a member of the Kennedy family, the beautiful but tragic Kick, is involved.
Here is a Telegraph review.