Two entwined families: the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them One stately home: Cavendon Hall, a grand imposing house nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales Two best friends: DeLacy Ingham, daughter of the earl, and Ceci Swann, daughter of the valet. Inseparable from childhood, but with two very different destinies. But the year is 1913, and soon life as the two families of Cavendon Hall know it - Royal Ascot, supper dances, grouse season feasts - is about to change irrevocably.
About the Author
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, and by the age of twenty was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by twenty-one others, including the bestselling Harte series. In 2006 The Ravenscar Dynasty began an epic new family series around Ravenscar and the house of Deravenel. Barbara's books have sold more than eighty-one million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages, and ten mini-series and television movies have been made of her books.
'A classic saga of loyalty, secrets, passion and intrigue...if you've been suffering withdrawal symptoms from Downton, this is for you' Daily Mail 'A stately home, a dangerous secret and two families whose fates have been intertwined for generations...a gripping period piece set on the brink of the Great War. Exquisite escapism of the highest order' The Lady 'A glorious family saga for Downton Abbey fans...This is Barbara Taylor Bradford in her element, terrific stuff full of drama, passion, romance and danger.' Sarah Broadhurst, Lovereading.co.uk 'Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world's best at spinning yarns' Guardian
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 20th January 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.5 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.6