London. Faber and Faber. 1987. First edition. Cream cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xvi, 224 pages. 19 hors-texte black-and-white illustrations. 225 x 145mm (8¾ x 5¾"). 0.5kg. 0571133746. English. Very good, in very good dust jacket; very slight shelf wear to jacket; pages browned.
Simon Blow's sweeping account of the Tennant family; from their humble beginnings and the making of a fortune from the invention of bleach in the 1800s, through their ascendancy to the aristocracy, and into the twentieth century with the many branches entering into high society. Blow is well placed to write the story, being a Tennant himself through his mother's line. Some of the well known family members include Pamela Wyndham, David Tennant, Stephen Tennant, Colin Tennant and Margot Asquith.