BOOKS

DUCHESSES: LIVING IN 21ST CENTURY BRITAIN (pub. Blink Publishing, 4th Sept 2014)

Jane’s latest non-fiction book, ‘Duchesses: Living in 21st Century Britain’ was published by Blink Books (an imprint of Bonnier Publishing) on 4 September 2014. For the first time ten of Britain’s non-royal duchesses talk candidly about their role and their lives in the 21st century, when privilege is not a popular concept. Each also selects her favourite duchess from the past, providing a colourful gallery through the centuries.  The book also contains a digital element.   ISBN 9781905825851

Hatchards of Piccadilly, London, hosted the launch party and created an eye-catching window display.

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Photos by Leo Wilkinson

THE VOICE FROM THE GARDEN: PAMELA HAMBRO AND THE TALE OF TWO FAMILIES BEFORE AND AFTER THE GREAT WAR (pub. SilverWood Books, August 2012)

This true life family saga focuses on two prominent families: the Hambros, a major merchant banking dynasty, and the Cobbolds, a long established British brewing family, who are united in 1919 by marriage. Their friends include the mighty Morgan banking family of the USA, and the prominent Swedish industrialists, the Wallenbergs, as well as members of the British aristocracy. At the heart of the book is the love story of Pamela Cobbold and Charles Hambro. Longlisted in 2013 for the New Angle Prize for Literature. ISBN 9781781320259