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ENGLAND'S LADY VICTORIA BRINGS REGAL JEWELRY DESIGNS TO HOME SHOPPING CLUB

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Shopping Network, Inc. (NYSE: HSN) welcomes England's Lady Victoria Leatham for a return engagement to its Home Shopping Club on Sept. 25-26.
 Lady Victoria will present heirloom jewelry designs interpreted from her family's jewelry collection, with some pieces dating back to the establishment of Burghley House in 1577. A portion of Lady Victoria's Club proceeds will go toward the preservation of Burghley, one of England's preeminent estate houses.
 Called the Burghley Collection, the jewelry is made of sturdy sterling silver with gold- or rhodium-plating, and features rhinestones and faux pearls with real gemstones, combinations that hold down the cost without compromising the integrity of the pieces. Prices range from $29 to $130. Designs scan the fashions of centuries -- with copies of the Edwardian style, the Victorian fashion, Elizabethan and contemporary designs. Ensembles include earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants.
 "It is particularly satisfying for me to be able to share the beauty of the Burghley Collection with thousands of Americans through the Home Shopping Club," said Lady Victoria. "Each heirloom design presented on the club prompts conversation about the history and art of the world."
 In 1982, Lady Victoria inherited stewardship of Burghley House. The house has 240 rooms and its roof covers 3/4 of an acre. It contains an expanse of art and historical documents from around the world, which according to the charitable trust that governs the house, can never be removed from Burghley.
 "Lady Victoria's effort to preserve her heritage is admirable," said Ben White, president of HSN Celebrity Marketing. "Through her untiring dedication to Burghley, we all benefit -- from the copies of the beautiful jewelry collection, to the preservation of Burghley, an art museum that reflects the beauty of cultures around the world. We are honored she chose the club to help achieve this goal."
 After nearly 12 years in Burghley, Lady Victoria has made tremendous progress in restoring the landmark, finding inventive ways to finance this expensive project. When Lady Victoria, a former representative of Sotheby's auction house, first inventoried each room, she rediscovered a trove of unique art pieces that had languished for years. She made them accessible to the public through tours that help finance the house's renovation and maintenance.
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 /CONTACT: Louise Cleary of Home Shopping Network, 813-572-8585, ext. 7420/
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