Fiona MacCarthy was born into an upper class background, from which she spent much of her life escaping. Her father, an army officer, was killed in the Second World War when she was a child of three. She was brought up in London. Her grandmother, the Baroness de Belabre, was a daughter of Sir Robert McAlpine who built and owned the Dorchester Hotel and much of her childhood was spent in the hotel. The concrete construction of the Dorchester was said to make it bomb-proof and her whole family, as well as leading politicians, socialites and military commanders, took refuge in the Dorchester during the Blitz.
Written in Stone The Guardian 22/07/06
Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet (13 February 1847 – 3 November 1934), nicknamed “Concrete Bob”, founded the British construction firm now known as Sir Robert McAlpine. McAlpine was born in Newarthill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Robert Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green(14 May 1942 – 17 January 2014) was a British businessman, politician and author who was an advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. McAlpine was descended from the McAlpine baronets who made their fortune in the construction industry. McAlpine held a variety of jobs before becoming prominent in British politics in the 1980s as the treasurer and a major fundraiser of the Conservative Party. A close ally of Thatcher, McAlpine did not support her successor as Prime Minister John Major, and later joined James Goldsmith‘s Referendum Party. McAlpine later rejoined the Conservatives but resigned his seat in the House of Lords to avoid having to pay more tax. McAlpine was born at the Dorchester Hotel in London. His great grandfather was “Concrete Bob”, Robert McAlpine, the first of the McAlpine baronets and the founder of the McAlpine construction firm. He was the second son of Ella Mary Gardner (Garnett) and Edwin McAlpine, the fifth Baronet, and the brother of William McAlpine, the sixth and current Baronet. He described his childhood as “idyllic” but not luxurious. He went to boarding school at the age of six. He suffered from dyslexia and left Stowe School at 16 with three O-levels. He then worked on a McAlpine building site on the South Bank, keeping time and dealing with wage packets.
So, to cut a long story short, Fiona McCarthy, the woman who wrote of Gill’s incestual paedophilia & bestiality was the great granddaughter of Sir Robert McAlpine (aka Concrete Bob) who built the Dorchester.
Concrete Bob was Robert Edwin McAlpine’s Grandfather
So Concrete Bob was the Great Grandfather of allegedly falsely accused paedo Alistair McAlpine.
So Alistair McAlpine & Fiona McCarthy were cousins?!
McCarthy’s book doesn’t appear to be so much of a tell all biography now, some people might think it was more like a gatekeeping exercise!
& OH LOOK
IMAGINE MY SURPRISE TO FIND MCALPINE’S NAME IN EPSTEIN’S BLACK BOOK….