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Episode 5: 1926-1939: Olive, Lady Baillie reinvents Leeds Castle as a celebrity retreat

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This episode is dedicated to the remarkable last private owner of Leeds Castle, Olive, Lady Baillie, and the sophisticated mid-20th Century style she brought to “the loveliest castle in the world”, as the historian Lord Conway called it. Although she avoided public attention, you will certainly have heard of the many famous weekend guests she welcomed here: Hollywood stars, royalty and some of the greatest politicians of the day.

 

Picture Caption: Ready to party: Olive, Lady Baillie and her daughters Susan and Pauline in the Leeds Castle heyday.

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