When the first Arthur Guinness sunk his meagre savings into a small brewery on the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin he could not have foreseen the glittering dynasty of brewers and bankers that would carry on the family name.
Catapulted to the peak of high society, the Irish family became a British institution, renowned for its lavish entertaining, luxurious stately homes, and philanthropy, but there was a heavy price to pay.
This extraordinary history spanning two hundred years and five generations of one of the most famous families in the world has all the drama and suspense of any fictional family saga.
Michele, with inside access to diaries, letters and personal recollections, tells the story of its ups and downs, from the inauspicious eighteenth century beginnings down to the present day.
Price: £9.99 (Paperback)
Publisher: Ambassador Publications
“Some fascinating stories about the Victorian Guinnesses, particularly the evangelical branch of the family.”