Originally published: London:Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1977.
The book's main character is Kevin Lewis, an MIT graduate who was invited to join the MIT Blackjack Team in Lewis was recruited by two of the team's top players, Jason Fisher and Andre Martinez. The team was financed by a colorful character named Micky Rosa, who had organized at least one other team to play the Vegas : Ben Mezrich. This connection, and Rosa’s life, formed the outline of the popular s BBC TV series ‘The Duchess of Duke Street’. Cavendish calling After marrying butler Chiney Lewis in , the couple moved to Eaton Terrace and, in , purchased the already fashionable Cavendish hotel. This book was delightful since it was authored by someone who actually knew Rosa Lewis and one finds that many of the events which were depicted in the TV drama actually happened. If you liked the series you will enjoy the book. Read more. 4 people found this helpful. Helpful/5(11). Rosa Lewis is perhaps best known these days as the inspiration for the main character in the s TV series "The Duchess of Duke Street." She was a Victorian kitchen maid who became a world-renowned cook and the proprietor of the Cavendish Hotel on Jermyn Street in London. Edward VII, both as Prince of Wales and later as King, greatly appreciated Rosa's .
Besides the television series, her life story was told in the book “Rosa Lewis: An Exceptional Edwardian” by Anthony Masters and the book “The Duchess of Jermyn Street: The Life and Good Times of Rosa Lewis of the Cavendish Hotel” by Daphne Fieldings, which is a collector's item at over $ per hard : Putney Vale Cemetery and . Further Reading: If you're interested in learning more about the life and times of Rosa Lewis, be sure to check out these sources. - a Rosa Lewis online biography from The Royal Forums - The Queen of Cooks - and some Kings, by Mary Lawton, reportedly written from the dictation of Rosa Lewis herself (). - Rosa Lewis: An Exceptional Edwardian, by Anthony Masters (). - Born in London, Rosa Lewis's inspiring rags to riches life was immortalized in the BBC/TV series "The Duchess of Duke Street." Having risen from servant to cook by the age of 16, Lewis perfected her culinary genius, catering to the socially elite. In she purchased The Cavendish Hotel where she elegantly hosted nobility & members of the upper class pins. Rose A. Lewis is the author of I Love You Like Crazy Cakes ( avg rating, ratings, reviews, published ), Sweet Dreams ( avg rating, 17 4/5.
View the profiles of people named Rose Lewis. Join Facebook to connect with Rose Lewis and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share. LAURINBURG — Rosa Smith Lewis, age 77 of Laurinburg passed away Friday, Ap A service to celebrate her life will be at p.m., Wednesday, Ap at the Richard Boles. Rosa Lewis: An Exceptional Edwardian. Author:Masters, Anthony. Book Binding:Hardback. Book Condition:GOOD. World of Books USA was founded in All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. Rosa Lewis is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Rosa Lewis and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world Occupation: Owner.