Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Growing up at Leeds Castle

Large Print - 2014
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Built in the twelfth century as a Norman stronghold, Leeds Castle once housed kings and queens. It lay in disrepair for nearly a century until Anthony Russell's grandmother, Lady Baillie, restored the fortress to its former glory. Here, surrounded by a moat and sprawling grounds, Anthony spent his childhood. It was life of beauty and privilege, but for a shy boy often lonely. And, as Anthony reveals in his extraordinarily vivid and frank memoir, it was perhaps not the best preparation for modern life beyond the castle's walls.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410466808
1410466809
Branch Call Number: LP 942.2375 RUS NVD
Characteristics: 395 pages (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm

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ownedbydoxies
Oct 16, 2014

Want to know what it's like when Granny B owns a castle? This book will tell you. :)

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suzannekatz
Mar 04, 2014

A lovely memoir, funny, poignant, heartbreaking.

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