Paperback : 06 Mar 2008
Read an extract from: Black Diamonds
Wentworth is in Yorkshire and 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.
Customer Review: 11 August 2010
Reviewer: Marjorie Lacy
'Our Book Group ( a local Library Group ) have been patiently waiting our turn to read it - it has been in great demand from the other Groups. It did not disappoint, the book was well worth the wait. Catherine has put so much detail in, it is jam packed with entertainment, information and education - a brilliant read! Elsecar Colliery is now a Heritage Centre, with craft shops, cafes, a steam train. The lovely buildings are still there to be seen. Like others who have read the book, I want to visit Wentworth. Everyone in the Reading Group has been excited by the book, we look forward to Catherines'' next one! Cat'» Submit a review
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 544
Published : 06 Mar 2008
Publisher : Penguin
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