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Author Bailey, Catherine, 1960- author.

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

Publication Info. New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  941.082092 BAI    DUE 03-07-23
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Description 465 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 22 cm
Note Includes index.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners, Duke of, 1886-1940.
Rutland, John Henry Montagu Manners, Duke of, 1886-1940 -- Family.
Belvoir Castle (England) -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain. Army -- Officers -- Biography.
Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 9780143124733
0143124730
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