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The secret life of the Savoy  Cover Image Book Book

The secret life of the Savoy / Olivia Williams.

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  • ISBN: 9781643137384
  • ISBN: 1643137387
  • ISBN: 9781643139579
  • ISBN: 1643139576
  • Physical Description: xii, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, Ltd., 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-307) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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. Showmen, Socialites and 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 twenties), and Bridget (a Queen-like figure who was one of mid-20th century Britain's wealthiest women). The book will explore their rollercoaster achievements, lifestyles and private lives, through the prism of this iconic hotel and its many distinguished guests - from Oscar Wilde to the Beatles.
Subject: Carte, Richard D'Oyly, 1844-1901.
D'Oyly Carte, Rupert.
Carte, Bridget D'Oyly.
Savoy Hotel (London, England) > History.
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company > History.
Savoy Theatre (London, England) > History.
Hotels > England > London > History.
Hotelkeepers > England > London.
Hospitality industry > Social aspects > History > 19th century.
Hospitality industry > Social aspects > History > 20th century.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library NF 647.9409 WIL (Text) 38256101835761 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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