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  • The Secret Life of the Savoy

  • And the D'Oyly Carte Family
  • By: Olivia Williams
  • Narrated by: Sophie Roberts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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In 1889, Victorian impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte opened the Savoy, Britain's first luxury hotel. Allowing the rich to live like royalty, it attracted glamour, scandal and a cast of eccentric characters, with the D'Oyly Carte family elevated to a unique vantage point on high society. 

The Secret Life of the Savoy will tell their story through three generations: Richard (the founder, who died in the same year as Queen Victoria), Rupert (a moderniser who saw the hotel through two world wars and the roaring '20s) and Bridget (a queen-like figure who was one of mid-20th century Britain's wealthiest women). 

The audiobook will explore their roller-coaster achievements, lifestyles and private lives, through the prism of this iconic hotel and its many distinguished guests - from Oscar Wilde to the Beatles.

©2020 Olivia Williams (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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  • John Loynds
  • 14-03-2021

Fantastic historical book

This is a great book, going through all the history and people running and staying at the Savoy Hotel. Also festinating history of the family who owned it.

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in historic London.

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