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  • Formaat: Hardback, 384 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 240x162x36 mm, kaal: 775 g, 16
  • Ilmumisaeg: 02-Nov-2008
  • Kirjastus: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN-10: 0297852310
  • ISBN-13: 9780297852315
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  • Formaat: Hardback, 384 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 240x162x36 mm, kaal: 775 g, 16
  • Ilmumisaeg: 02-Nov-2008
  • Kirjastus: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN-10: 0297852310
  • ISBN-13: 9780297852315
A highly personal, anecdotal family memoir of the Wellington legacy.

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"with enough material to furnish volumes, Wellesley has managed to concentrate the flotsam of six generations into an absolutely riveting whole, revealing how Arthur's descendants live for ever in the 'fierce light' of their ancestor's legendary fame." -- VALERIE GROVE THE DAILY MAIL 14/11/08 "a fascinating, richly anecdotal family biography... An ideal Christmas read." -- JAMES DELINGPOLE THE SPECTATOR 8 November "an extraordinary chain of history that she traces affectionately in a dynastic family saga which takes in not just Waterloo and Wellington boots, but also adultery, infertility and highly eccentric progeny." -- CHRISTMAS BOOKS RECOMMENDATION DAILY MAIL - 28 November 08 "Wellesley writes reverently, lovingly and without sentimentality... a most engaging book." THE TIMES "illuminating..." VOGUE "as this book proves, the Dukes of Wellington form a fascinating dynasty, proudly evocative of our two unique British characteristics - gallantry and eccentricity." -- ROGER LEWIS THE DAILY EXPRESS "The author tells their story from a family point of view which works very successfully... a compelling and completely fascinating book". -- HUGO VICKERS COUNTRY LIFE - 29 October 08 "a cast of illustrious characters... one for those who like learning how the other half lived." FAMILY HISTORY MONTHLY December 08

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Comparable to our own Charles Spencer's BLENHEIM, and of course Andrew Roberts' NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON. A very promotable, well-connected author.
Illustrations
ix
Family Tree xii
Prologue 1(12)
Born to Serve
13(25)
The Cut of a Soldier
38(21)
Gallantries of Dreams
59(28)
Beyond the Still Valley
87(18)
A Soldier's Wife
105(30)
Return to Palena
135(19)
Heirs and Graces
154(22)
Alone and Sad
176(22)
Prince of Waterloo
198(27)
`That Damned Infernal Family'
225(20)
No. 1 London
245(27)
Thistles and Thistledown
272(39)
Arthurolatry
311(25)
Epilogue
334(2)
Acknowledgements 336(3)
Notes 339(14)
Select Bibliography 353(3)
Index 356
Jane Wellesley is a BBC producer. This is her first book.