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In 1851 the fortunes of the Morland family are more buoyant than they have been for years. Morland Place is recovering under Benjamin’s steady hands – happy at last with Sibella. Charlotte, now Duchess of Southport, is shortly to give birth to hersecond child and on the point of opening her modern hospital for the poor. Cavendish’s engagement to the ethereally beautiful but slightly silly Miss Phipps causes a stir in the drawing rooms of Mayfair and his wedding causes his family some misgivings. Then the storms in Europe spill in to Britain when the army is forced to defend Turkey against the Tsar. Within weeks Cavendish is in the Crimea and disappears in the Charge of the Light Brigade.
Another moving and beautifully portrayed episode in the riveting Morland saga.