Outrageous fortune [text (large print)] : growing up at Leeds Castle
by Anthony Russell.
Built in the twelfth century as a Norman stronghold, Leeds Castle once housed kings and queens. It lay in disrepair for nearly a century until Anthony Russell's grandmother, Lady Baillie, restored the fortress to its former glory. Here, surrounded by a moat and sprawling grounds, Anthony spent his childhood. It was life of beauty and privilege, but for a shy boy often lonely. And, as Anthony reveals in his extraordinarily vivid and frank memoir, it was perhaps not the best preparation for modern life beyond the castle's walls.View details »Place a hold »