The Disinherited

The Disinherited

A Story of Family, Love and Betrayal

Book - 2014
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In the small hours of the morning of 3 June 1914, a woman and her husband were found dead in a sparsely furnished apartment in Paris. It was only when the identity of the couple was revealed in the English press a fortnight later that the full story emerged. The man, Henry Sackville-West, had shot himself minutes after the death of his wife from cancer; but Henry's suicidal despair had been driven equally by the failure of his claim to be the legitimate son of Lord Sackville and heir to Knole. 'The Disinherited' reveals the secrets and lies at the heart of an English dynasty, unravelling the parallel lives of Henri's four illegitimate siblings: in particular his older sister, Victoria, who on becoming Lady Sackville and mistress of Knole, by marriage, consigned her brothers and sisters to lives of poverty and disappointment.
Publisher: London [England], Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781408824825
Branch Call Number: 941.0820922 SAC NVD
Characteristics: 308 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 24 cm

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EmilyEm
Aug 25, 2016

I wanted to read more about the 'illegitimate' children I'd first read about in Juliet Nicolson's 'A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations' . This book tells their story. Interesting. Court cases went on for years.

hgeng63 Apr 22, 2015

I know this is real history, but it's a little dry & dull.

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