Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Nica's Dream and Tring Park

I have just learnt that the book Nica's Dream, The life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness, By David Kastin has just been published. So what, you may ask, is the connection between a book which will appeal to Jazz enthusiasts and this web site?
In fact Kathleen Annie Pannonica (Nica) Rothschild (1913–1988), was the daughter of Nathaniel Charles and Rozsika Rothschild, and after her father's death, Nica and her siblings moved into Tring Park Mansion, where she spent a good portion of her childhood.
Emus in Tring Park
The book contains a picture of the emus in Tring Park, from this web site, and it is perhaps worth reminding readers of this blog that I can supply digital copies of many of the older engravings and post card images, and any of the modern photographs I have taken myself.

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