Marcus Scriven

Marcus Scriven

Marcus Scriven read History at Oxford, was briefly a soldier, then became a journalist, initially for the Sunday Telegraph, later for London's Evening Standard, before researching and writing his first book, Splendour & Squalor , short-listed by Spear's magazine as Social History Book of The Year and described by The Weekly Standard as a 'marvelously off-kilter chronicle....drolly, drily, and not unsympathetically appallingly irresistible as the crash of an extremely expensive car'. He is now researching his second book; its subject is another British patrician – described by a cousin as 'a very attractive man....a psychopath, of course'. His website is

Ickworth House

No Rules for the Ruling Class

It seemed like such a kind offer. They were going to the same house party a hundred miles or so north of London. The girl—seventeen years old, blonde—didn’t own a car. He—a decade older, boisterous, full of charm, heir to a title—did. So ...

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