|Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England|
This is the REAL Downton Abbey, and it's even in Yorkshire! The country seat of the Fitzwilliam family, this is the story of the house, the family and the fortune made from the local coal mining industry. It has been said that truth is stranger than fiction...well, this is one story which HAS to be filmed. And since the house is now standing empty, waiting for repairs and a ₤200 million development deal (hotel, museum, wedding venue etc) now would be the time to film it!
|Black Diamonds- The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty by Catherine Bailey|
I bet you can't read just one chapter. Un-put-down-able! And the Fitzwilliam family make the Crawley family seem heroically well adjusted. Seriously!
I won't spoil the story for you. But I will be getting in touch with Catherine Bailey to beg her to write a screenplay. Seriously!