• Anglický jazyk

Great White Palace, The

Autor: Tony Porter

In 1986 Tony Porter and his wife, Beatrice, gave up their successful careers as fashion consultants in London`s West End to buy Burgh Island, off the south Devon coast, with its near-derelict, Art Deco hotel. Up to their necks in debt and with a massive programme... Viac o knihe

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In 1986 Tony Porter and his wife, Beatrice, gave up their successful careers as fashion consultants in London`s West End to buy Burgh Island, off the south Devon coast, with its near-derelict, Art Deco hotel. Up to their necks in debt and with a massive programme of repairs ahead of them, they gradually laboured to restore it to its former glory.

Like St Michael`s Mount, Burgh Island was originally the site of a medieval monastery. Cut off from the mainland at high tide, it has also been a notorious smugglers` paradise. Since the hotel`s inception in 1929 the rich and famous have been holidaying there; not only did Agatha Christie come(And Then There were None and Evil Under the Sun were both based on the island), but so did Edward, Prince of Wales with Wallis Simpson, Mountbatten, Noel Coward and many others...

  • Vydavateľstvo: Bantam Books
  • Rok vydania: 2003
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 0553814176

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