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    DescriptionCatherine Bailey's "Black Diamonds" is an extraordinary tale of family feuds, forbidden love, civil unrest and the downfall of a mining dynasty. Wentworth in Yorkshire was surrounded by 70 collieries employing tens of thousands of men. It is the finest and largest Georgian house in Britain and belonged to the Fitzwilliam family. It is England's forgotten palace which belonged to Britain's richest aristocrats. "Black Diamonds" tells the story of its demise: family feuds, forbidden love, class war, and a tragic and violent death played their part. But coal, one of the most emotive issues in twentieth century British politics, lies at its heart. This is the extraordinary story of how the fabric of English society shifted beyond recognition in fifty turbulent years in the twentieth century. "Magnificent ...peels back the grand facade of Wentworth toreveal a family riven with fueds, mental illness and forbidden love". ("Tatler"). "A compelling new history ...fascinating insights into the dynasty that once ruled this Yorkshire roost". ("Daily Mail"). "An aristocratic tale of epic proportions, this gripping novel cleverly interweaves interviews, letters and historical fact ...Fascinating". ("Easy Living"). Catherine Bailey read history at Oxford University. She is a successful, award-winning television producer and director, making a range of critically acclaimed documentary films inspired by her interest in twentieth century history. She is the author of "Black Diamonds" and "The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery". She lives in West London.


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    Title
    Black Diamonds
    Subtitle
    The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Catherine Bailey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141019239
    ISBN 10: 0141019239
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW, WQH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEYK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 942.81082
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEYK
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-EYK
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Catherine Bailey read history at Oxford University. She is a successful, award-winning television producer and director, making a range of critically acclaimed documentary films inspired by her interest in twentieth century history. This is her first book. She lives in West London.