Like Lady Ida, Osbert grows-up wilfully extravagant while Edith inherits her mother’s enjoyment of a few too many sips.
The most entertaining chapters of the book begin when Osbert, Edith and later Sacheverell impose themselves on the London literary scene.
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Edith terrified maids and houseguests by floating round the Haunted Wing dressed like the ghost of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Bearing in mind Renishaw had no electricity and no heating until 1965, the hall must have been equal parts romantic as Rex Whistler found it or a Gothic horror as Reresby’s wife Lady Penelope experienced after Edith abandoned her in a deserted wing with only a candle for company.
When her husband cancelled her orders for cases of champagne, she turned to whiskey, and was only saved from destroying herself by his watchful eye’.I thoroughly enjoyed details such as the feud between Blossom and Osbert’s new valet Frank Magro.