Suggestions. Not sure what you mean by "could determine", maybe "had known"?“All families have their own secrets that none of the family members want
sto go public about, "even the Rutlands, one of England’s richest families, have secrets“. This is what Catherine Bailey declared in her book. Sian Griffiths wrote a book review on Bailey’s “the secret rooms”, he found it not only gothic and mysterious but also true. Sian claims Bailey was expecting to write about things such as the journeys of the Belvoir volunteers, how the war ended and so on. But due to her discoveries, they led to a totally different (and unexpected) book. When Bailey realized that there were three missing parts of the archives, she suspected John, the 9th duke, states Griffiths. The missing parts consist of John’s life, which he was ashamed of and therefore tried to concealthem. The first part was about the death of the 9th duke’s brother; the second about his father’s attempt to sell his inheritance and the third was about no one but the 9th duke himself. John had a stomach bug, but instead of go backreturning as soon as he became well and supporting the men at the front line, he stayed at home longer than necessary.
Griffiths alleged, if the Rutlands could determine (?), this book would never have been written.
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