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PDF ✓ The Decline and Fall of Three Aristocratic Dynasties  Marcus Scriven From stately homes to the prisons of wartime Britain; from the House of Lords to Edwardian asylums; fr The stories of four particularly disastrous aristos who wiped out their family fortunes This is sadly a book of two halves The first two stories are wildly entertaining gossippy sarcastic accounts of the Herveys and Fitzgeralds with plenty of amusing digressions and sarky comments and footnotes eg Carr Lord Hervey is relentlessly promiscuous even by the demanding standards of the 18th century court Thoroughly enjoyableUnfortunately the second two covering the last duke of Manchester and the recent maruess of Bristol are justunpleasant tbh prurient accounts of thoroughly nasty self indulgent spoiled horrible badly damaged and grotesuely entitled men I don't know why the tone changes so dramatically possibly the author got sick of these bloody people and I couldn't blame him or maybe it's to do with the latter stories being recent; it's fun to spectate human car crashes from a greater distance of time? Either way I regretted reading the third and only skimmed the fourth which I found honestly distasteful in the way the ghastly subject matter was treated putting John's bisexuality on a par with his drug use horrific lack of consideration and dishonesty Pity because the first half was great fun My ebook was also terribly formatted Kobo with random tiny font paragraphs and some lazy footnote errors again all in the second half so it looks like the editorformatter lost enthusiasm along with author and reader

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MOBI ì DOC Splendour and Squalor FREE Ã NATURALTREATMENT Ð From stately homes to the prisons of wartime Britain; from the House of Lords to Edwardian asylums; from the Ritz and the Dorchester to East End dives Splendour and Sualor tells the fascinating stories of three of Britain's most illustrious aristocratic Three of Britain's most illustrious aristocratic dynasties and of the black sheep who brought them do Entertaining look at aristocratic degenerates

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Splendour and Squalor The Decline and Fall of Three Aristocratic DynastiesOm the Ritz and the Dorchester to East End dives Splendour and Sualor tells the fascinating stories of The difficult thing about e books is that I forget to check the page length before picking them up and diving in is saying the book is only 413 pages but I suspect lies I know it felt a lot longerScriven looks at four modern bad boys of the aristocracy in excruciating detail And I do meanexcruciating At times I wondered if we were just going through their day planners and noting whether they brushed their teeth or not Rather than painting their lives in broad strokes he uses a microscope and a piece of human hairTwo of the bad boys were fatherson which made it a wee bit less interesting It's far fun to see families fall if it's not just a case of appletree The book is interesting in that it shows how the lifestyle and the grandeur just fell apart and you were left with whole generations of people who had no idea how to survive But the interest wanes under the onslaught of detail It became tiresome and a chore At points I almost screamed I GET IT HE IS HIGH ON COCAINE AND FLYING AROUND WITH RUPERT EVERETT No really that pretty much happenedI just felt exhausted at the end and a bit like I wasted my time learning about people who I would have found a closet to hide in if they had wanted to talk to me at a party