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Secrets of Cavendon

  • Author Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Narrator Anna Bentinck
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Run Time 12 hours and 51 minutes
  • Format x-book®
  • Genre Modern and contemporary fiction.

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What to expect

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?

Critics Review

  • ‘A glamorous read packed with period detail in which strong women are centre stage’Daily Mail

    Acclaim for the Cavendon series:

    ‘A classic saga of loyalty, secrets, passion and intrigue…if you’ve been suffering withdrawal symptoms from Downton, this is for you’ Daily Mail

    ‘A glorious family saga for Downton Abbey fans…This is Barbara Taylor Bradford in her element, full of drama, passion, romance and danger’ Sarah Broadhurst, lovereading.co.uk

    ‘A stately home, a dangerous secret and two families whose fates have been intertwined for generations…a gripping period piece set on the brink of the Great War. Exquisite escapism of the highest order’ The Lady

    ‘Queen of the genre’ Sunday Times

    ‘Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world’s best at spinning yarns’ Guardian

    ‘As romantic and thrilling as the rest’ Independent on Sunday

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