The Secret Rooms

The Secret Rooms Author Catherine Bailey
ISBN-10 9781101636749
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 512
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For fans of Downton Abbey, this New York Times bestseller is 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.



Black Diamonds

Black Diamonds Author Catherine Bailey
ISBN-10 9780698182950
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 544
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England’s aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times bestseller The Secret Rooms, Black Diamonds provides a page-turning chronicle of the Fitzwilliam coal-mining dynasty and their breathtaking Wentworth estate, the largest private home in England. When the sixth Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left behind the second largest estate in twentieth-century England, valued at more than £3 billion of today’s money—a lifeline to the tens of thousands of people who worked either in the family’s coal mines or on their expansive estate. The earl also left behind four sons, and the family line seemed assured. But was it? As Bailey retraces the Fitzwilliam family history, she uncovers a legacy riddled with bitter feuds, scandals (including Peter Fitzwilliam’s ill-fated affair with American heiress Kick Kennedy), and civil unrest as the conflict between the coal industry and its miners came to a head. Once again, Bailey has written an irresistible and brilliant narrative history.



The Secret Rooms

The Secret Rooms Author Catherine Bailey
ISBN-10 0670917559
Release 2012
Pages 466
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A castle filled with intrigue, a plotting duchess and a mysterious death in Catherine Bailey's The Secret Rooms. At 6 am on 21 April 1940 John the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - pleaded with him to come out, but he refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? For the first time, in The Secret Rooms, Catherine Bailey unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front. At its core is a secret so dark that it consumed the life of the man who fought to his death to keep it hidden. This extraordinary mystery from the author of Black Diamonds, perfect for lovers of Downton Abbey, Brideshead Revisited and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. Praise for The Secret Rooms: 'Reads like the best kind of mystery story. It is a tale of mistresses and heirlooms, cowardice and connivance, and a deeply dysfunctional family...gripping' Sunday Times 'Astonishing...jaw-dropping...It would spoil the book if I revealed the whole works, suffice it to say...what a family' Sunday Telegraph 'An extraordinary detective operation' John Julius Norwich Catherine Bailey is the author of Black Diamonds. She read history at Oxford University and 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 lives in West London.



Grange House

Grange House Author Sarah Blake
ISBN-10 0312280041
Release 2001-06-01
Pages 384
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A Victorian young woman faces the social restrictions of marriage and yearns for something more as she spends her summer at a resort in Maine.



The Secret Room

The Secret Room Author Sandra Block
ISBN-10 9781455570218
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 368
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"I am a forever-fan of the Zoe Goldman series and will read anything Block writes. You should too." -Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author Her patients are dying. Some are apparent suicides and others possible accidents, but rumors are flying that Dr. Zoe Goldman is an angel of death- intentionally helping hopeless cases go to a "better place"- or, worse yet, a dangerously incompetent doctor. As a new psychiatry fellow at the local correctional facility, Zoe is still learning the ropes while watching her back to avoid some dangerous prisoners. As the deaths mount up, Zoe is wracked with horror and guilt, feverishly trying to figure out what is going wrong and even questioning her own sanity. What Zoe doesn't realize is that someone is targeting her patients to get to her. Someone who has access to her deepest secrets and fears. Someone who will stop at nothing to take everything Zoe has, even her life.



Haunted Franklin Castle

Haunted Franklin Castle Author William G. Krejci and John W. Myers
ISBN-10 9781467137430
Release 2017
Pages 176
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For more than half a century, the Franklin Castle's dark fa�ade has lured curiosity seekers from around the world. Behind its iron gates, this Victorian-era structure harbors rumors of everything from insanity to mass murder. Disembodied voices echo from empty rooms, doors open and close of their own accord and cold spots drift about the manse. Witnesses swear to sightings of a woman in black and a young girl in white, believed to be the ghostly apparitions of the wife and daughter of the original owner, Hannes Tiedemann. Using previously unpublished photographs, interviews, family accounts, floor plans and nearly forty years of research, authors William G. Krejci and John W. Myers finally reveal the true and definitive history of Cleveland's notorious Franklin Castle.



The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House Author Shirley Jackson
ISBN-10 9781101663004
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 288
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The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Phantom of Fifth Avenue

The Phantom of Fifth Avenue Author Meryl Gordon
ISBN-10 9781455512645
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 400
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Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second richest man in America, and not above bribing his way into the Senate. Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at twenty-two with a personal fortune of $50 million to her name, she married a Princeton man and childhood friend William MacDonald Gower. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a series of failed romances, Huguette began to withdraw from society--first living with her mother in a kind of Grey Gardens isolation then as a modern-day Miss Havisham, spending her days in a vast apartment overlooking Central Park, eating crackers and watching The Flintstones with only servants for company. All her money and all her real estate could not protect her in her later life from being manipulated by shady hangers-on and hospitals that were only too happy to admit (and bill) a healthy woman. But what happened to Huguette that turned a vivacious, young socialite into a recluse? And what was her life like inside that gilded, copper cage?



The Secret Rooms

The Secret Rooms Author Catherine Bailey
ISBN-10 0141035676
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 480
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In April 1940 the 9th Duke of Rutland, one of Britain's richest men, ended his days in the servants' quarters of his home, Belvoir Castle. It was the end of months of manic, secretive activity, and after his death his son ordered the rooms to be sealed. For sixty years they remained untouched. What was he doing? And what secrets did the rooms still hold? Here, Catherine Bailey unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes and on the battlefields of the Western Front. At its core is a secret so twisted and dark that concealing it drove a man to his death. 'Astonishing, jaw-dropping, superb. Horrifying, extraordinary. Sunday Telegraph 'Gripping. Reads like the best kind of mystery story. It is a tale of mistresses and heirlooms, cowardice and connivance.' Sunday Times 'Compelling. A remarkable piece of research which throws a bright shaft of light on powerful people, hypocrisy and the First world War.' Jeremy Paxman, Guardian, Books of the Year 'Extraordinary, edge-of-the-seat enthralling. The plot is thick with destroyed documents, decadent aristocracy, betrayed honour and curses.' Metro 'Wonderful . . . has everything: family intrigue and hatred, love and war, eccentricity, snobbery and a series of shocking secrets. No reader can finish it unmoved.' Sunday Express



We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Author Shirley Jackson
ISBN-10 0822212269
Release 1967
Pages 214
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THE STORY: The home of the Blackwoods near a Vermont village is a lonely, ominous abode, and Constance, the young mistress of the place, can't go out of the house without being insulted and stoned by the villagers. They have also composed a nasty s



Haunted Woods

Haunted Woods Author Roger P. Mills
ISBN-10 1541295730
Release 2017-01-07
Pages 60
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Something's Out There: True Stories From Inside The Creepiest Forests On Earth... Claim Your FREE Bonuses After the Conclusion! You never know when there's going to be mysterious things you have never seen before, or if you are going to find that rumoured item everyone says is out there, but no one has been able to see. You never know if you are going to find what you went out there to find, or if you are going to walk away empty handed, filled with memories of what you were looking for... People realize that they are not alone. For years people have been drawn to the woods for a variety of reasons, and for years things have been happening in the woods that no one can explain. The woods have housed criminals, they've witnessed crimes, and they've held secrets that no one will ever be able to discover. In this book, I am going to show you some of the best stories from the creepiest forests on earth. I warn you that there are no real explanation for these phenomena, and that what you are going to read is real and true. After you reading this book, you will never be able to look at another camping trip the same way again. Sure, these are some of the most famous destinations, but anywhere and everywhere could be haunted, and you never know if the next place you are going to spend the day is one that hosted a tragedy years ago... Here Is A Preview Of What's Inside... Haunted Woods: The Demon of Bear Swamp Haunted Woods: The Screams of Darkwood Forest Haunted Woods: The Witch of the Lake Haunted Woods: The Hidden Cabin in the Forest Haunted Woods: The Screaming Woods Haunted Woods: The Curse of Aokigaraha Forest Much, much more! Scroll up and download this book now!



The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer Author Joyce Reardon
ISBN-10 9781401397630
Release 2002-02-01
Pages 272
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become. The diary not only follows the development of a girl into womanhood, it follows the construction of the Rimbauer mansion called Rose Red; an enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicable tragedies in the years ahead. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red is a rare document, one that gives us an unusual view of daily life among the aristocracy in the early 1900s, a window into one woman's hidden emotional torment, and a record of the mysterious events at Rose Red that scandalized Seattle society at the time - events that can only be fully understood now that the diary has come to light. Edited by Joyce Reardon, Ph.D. as part of her research, the diary is being published as preparations are being made by Dr. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history.



The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado Author Edgar Poe
ISBN-10 9785457668522
Release 2017-09-02
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The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year and is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him.



Haunted Castles and Houses of Scotland

Haunted Castles and Houses of Scotland Author Martin Coventry
ISBN-10 189987447X
Release 2004
Pages 230
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A comprehensive and spine-chilling collection of more than 200 detailed ghost stories associated with Scotland's many castles and great houses, including Edinburgh, Stirling, Fyvie, Crathes, Dunnottar, Neidpath, and hundreds more. Most of the sites c



The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle Author Jeannette Walls
ISBN-10 9781439156964
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.



The World s Most Haunted Places Revised Edition

The World s Most Haunted Places  Revised Edition Author Jeff Belanger
ISBN-10 9781601636331
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 288
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The World—s Most Haunted Place, Revised Edition explores the history, folklore, and ghostly legends behind some of the world—s most fascinating points of interest. Now in its second edition, Belanger revisits some of the most famous haunts with new first-hand accounts, chapters, and locations. Ghostly legends abound wherever history has made its mark. Battlefields, prisons, asylums, national monuments—all of them have stories to tell. Their ghosts still lurk, demanding that we remember the past. They—re real. They—re out there. And Jeff Belanger has found them: "• President Lincoln has been walking the halls of the White House in Washington, D.C., for more than a century. "• The Queen Mary may just be the most storied and haunted ship on the planet. "• The catacombs of Paris contain the skeletal remains of six million bodies...and many of their ghosts. "• And the Tower of London is haunted by noblemen and commoners—some still searching for the heads they lost more than 500 years ago. Take a world tour of history, the supernatural, and the macabre. You will explore libraries, museums, restaurants, inns, and landmarks from North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. But be careful: The World—s Most Haunted Places, may make you a believer!



Crazy Rich

Crazy Rich Author Jerry Oppenheimer
ISBN-10 9780312662110
Release 2013-08-13
Pages 478
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An unauthorized family portrait documents the private lives of the Johnson empire, discussing their high-profile affairs, their struggles with addiction and mental illness, and the obsessions of a dynasty ruler who abandoned his family in favor of his ideals.