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When the 9th Duke of Rutland died alone in the cramped family archives on April 21 1940 his son and heir Charles ordered the room sealed Sixty years later Catherine Bailey became one of the first historians allowed inside What she discovered when she began reading through 35 When Catherine Bailey goes to Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire it was with the intention of writing a book about the impact of World War I on the Duke of Rutland's estate Let into rooms that had been closed the 9th Duke having died in them she finds a treasure trove of letters and other historical documents she also finds a mystery Certain time frames have had all letters and documents from all members of the family excised The mystery of why is too much to ignore and so the focus of her book changes It was very interesting following her as she attempts to piece together the why of the missing documents Loved following her mind as she makes at first small and then larger discoveries The dukes remaining letters create a vivid picture of the lives and morals of the very top of Edwardian society From a tragic happening in his youth to his enlistment in World War I and his marriage we get a clear glimpse of what life was like for this Duke Speaking of dysfunctional families this family had it all His mother the Duchess was a majorr piece of work and his father not much better I did understand and excuse certain things about his father because he was under enormous pressure to keep up appearances and the large family estate together at a time when all fortunes were declining The letters detailing his life in the war and the reason he did not go to the front were very illuminating From other letters in his possession and the facts uncovered by the author we get a horrifying look at the War the battle of Ypres and the major cost of lives on this estate alone Over two hundred young and older men would die in the warIF I have one complaint I think a few of these letters could have been kept out without a detrimental effect on the story they sometimes just seemed like overkill All in all though this is a solid look at lives of the last few Dukes of Rutland and the uncovering of a mystery that was 12 century in the making Also loved that the author doesn't just end the book but lets us know the fate of all the leading players Very solid and interesting historical

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The Secret RoomsEnce had carefully erased three periods of his life from the record But why? Filled with fascinating real life characters a mysterious death family secrets and affairs aplenty The Secret Rooms is an enthralling page turning true story that reads like an Agatha Christie nov What the hell was this? No seriously what the hell? At first I was apprehensive about reading this but knowing my reading history I like to give every book a chance Unfortunately I wanted to personally rip out every page of this book and not recycle anything I did not have a clue what this book was about does it suppose to be mystery? Ohh creepy horrific thrilling right? Puh please this book is abominably bad not even worth the time or effort For the life of me I do not understand why books like this get critically praised maybe it is not my type of genre or whatever This book was just atrociously bad just pathetic

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kindle ☆ The Secret Rooms Ô Paperback õ When the 9th Duke of Rutland died alone in the cramped family archives on April 21 1940 his son and heir Charles ordered the room sealed Sixty years later Catherine Bailey became one of the first historians allowed inside What she discovered when she began reading through the duke's lettersThe duke's letters was a mystery involving one of the most powerful families in British society in the turbulent days leading up to World War I The 9th Duke who had devoted his entire adult life to organizing and cataloging several hundred years' worth of family correspond I am not giving this book any stars because as much as I tried to get into this book each page was a chore to read Labeled a gothic mystery it should have been labeled a informational documentary I read the first 45 percent or a little of this book I did find the history good author Catherine Bailey really did her research the story was interesting me being a history buff However it read so boring as just informational The pictures were nice that were in the book I only wish I had enough muster to read the entire book I however could not bring myself to that much boredom I do see on the review thread of this book that it has mixed reviews so this is just one of those hit or miss books You either love it or not Me not