A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle by Liza Campbell PDF

By Liza Campbell

ISBN-10: 0312374771

ISBN-13: 9780312374778

ISBN-10: 0312384963

ISBN-13: 9780312384968

We grew up with a similar mom and dad within the similar citadel, yet in lots of methods we every one had a moat round us. occasionally while viewers got here they'd say, "You are such fortunate young ones; it is a fairytale existence you live." and that i knew they have been correct, it was once a fairytale upbringing. yet fairy stories are darkish and that i had no method of telling both a stranger or a chum what was once occurring; the irregular grew to become ordinary.

Liza Campbell used to be the final baby to be born on the awesome and well known Cawdor fortress, the kinfolk seat of the Campbells, as featured in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Liza's father Hugh, the twenty-fifth Thane, inherited speeding attractiveness, brains, giant wealth, an historical and respected name, 3 stately houses, and 100,000 acres of land. A Charmed Life tells the tale of Liza's idyllic youth together with her 4 siblings in Wales within the Sixties, until eventually Hugh inherited Cawdor fort and moved his kinfolk as much as the Scottish Highlands. It used to be on the ancient ancestral domestic that the fairy story started to resemble a nightmare.

Increasingly crushed by way of his huge, immense obligations, Hugh tipped into insanity fuelled by way of drink, medicines, and extramarital affairs. through the years, the citadel was once remodeled into an area of reckless extravagance and terrifying family violence, resulting in the abrupt termination of a legacy that have been handed down during the relations for 6 hundred years.

Written with a pointy wit, A Charmed Life is a latest fairy story that tells what it truly is wish to develop up as a maiden in a fortress the place historical curses and grisly occasions from centuries in the past continue to exist among its stone partitions. Painstakingly sincere and punctiliously enjoyable, Liza Campbell deals a compelling examine what it really is prefer to develop up with huge, immense privilege and but watch the daddy she idealizes ruin himself, his family members, and his heritage.

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