Accidents of Fortune, Hardback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 152 pages, 16ill.8col.ill.
  • Publisher: Michael Russell Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780859552868



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The Duke of Devonshire has written this short book about his long and varied life. He was born in 1920 and came into the dukedom in 1950. He lived at Chatsworth House and was married to Debo,Duchess of Devonshire,the last surviving Mitford girl.He gives a well-rounded and at times humorous picture of his life,telling the bad as well as the good,and comes over as a rather likable character.

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Being obsessed by "The Mitfords" this was interesting to read more about Andrew - to whom England owes a great deal I think. His forward thinking saved so much of Derbyshire for us to enjoy. It was also good to read more of Debo from an alternative point of view. An English Gentleman

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This was an excellent little book. Written by the 11th Duke of Devonshire, it details the life he has lived from being the second son of the 10th Duke to eventually becoming Duke of Devonshire, and responsible for some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. In the book, the Duke talks about his battle with alcoholism, his army days, and his political career. It's all written very candidly and a touch of wit is thrown in here and there.All in all, it was very enjoyable reading.