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Secrets of Cavendon / Barbara Taylor Bradford.

By: Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Bradford, Barbara Taylor, Cavendon Hall: 4.Publisher: London, England : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 383 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007503353 (hardback); 9780007503360 (paperback); 9780007503391 (paperback).Subject(s): Families -- Fiction | Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction | Yorkshire (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: For years things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets among the Inghams and the Swanns. But since the end of World War II, things have changed. The Secrets of Cavendon picks up in the summer of 1949, with the new generation of the estate at the forefront of the scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted.
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The secrets of an aristocratic dynasty are about to be revealed... London 1949. The New Look is in, Princess Elizabeth's wedding has raised morale and the capital is filled with a new energy. The Earl of Mowbray's niece, Alicia Stanton, is making her mark in the glamorous film world. Alongside her, Victoria Brown, a wartime evacuee, is starting out as a fashion photographer. Life is full of opportunity. But at Cavendon Hall, the stately home where they both grew up, the Second World War has exacted a terrible price and the estate is facing bankruptcy. The aristocratic Ingham family is at odds with its loyal retainers, the Swanns, for the first time. And when Cavendon's secrets start to rise to the surface, young and old alike are threatened. Can the Inghams and the Swanns unite to save the family name and their future?

For years things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets among the Inghams and the Swanns. But since the end of World War II, things have changed. The Secrets of Cavendon picks up in the summer of 1949, with the new generation of the estate at the forefront of the scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted.

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In the aftermath of WWII, the Ingham and, by extension, Swann families find themselves confronting the challenges of maintaining their massive, and massively expensive, Cavendon estate. London couturier Cecily Swann Ingham can no longer financially feed the Cavendon coffers and dreads telling her husband, Miles, of her business failure. Her sister-in-law, Lady Daphne, bristles at the commercial changes Cecily has wrought to keep the estate afloat, and her angry departure from Cavendon is notable for how out of character it is. Daphne's daughter, Alicia, fears that her mother may be hiding a serious illness, but Daphne has exiled herself to Switzerland and isn't saying. Alicia, however, is so caught up in the heady days of a heated romance with her heartthrob associate, Adam Fennell, that she is completely blindsided when his avaricious ambition threatens to expose centuries-old Cavendon secrets. Through a rich trove of characters who seem to be magnets for high drama, Bradford (The Cavendon Luck, 2016) furthers the Cavendon saga with intricately textured tales of passion and betrayal.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2017 Booklist