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The Architect of Desire By Susannah Lessard

The Architect of Desire

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Lessard's great-grandfather was Stanford White, one of America's leading architects at the turn of the century. This is the story of the extraordinary family in which the author grew up and reveals the full truth behind White's murder. Originally published in 1997 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

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The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family by Susannah Lessard

In this extraordinary story the author digs and digs until she finds the whole story. Along the way she discovers that not only was her great-grandfather murdered by the husband of Evelyn Nesbitt, a showgirl at the time, who was enraged with jealously, only to be acquitted on the grounds of insanity, but that the repercussions of this event and of her great-grandfather's behaviour on the rest of the family and its subsequent generations was devastating. Throughout the gripping narrative snippets of information about Stanford are woven into the incredible tale of the author's own upbringing and the whole family. By the end the story of the murder and its sordid circumstances are revealed. A beautifully written and extraordinary powerful book.

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GOR003031318
The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family by Susannah Lessard
Susannah Lessard
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
1997-03-10
352
0297819402
9780297819400
N/A
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