9781444730999-1444730991-The Glitter and the Gold: The American Duchess—In Her Own Words

The Glitter and the Gold: The American Duchess—In Her Own Words

ISBN-13: 9781444730999
ISBN-10: 1444730991
Edition: 42902nd
Author: Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781444730999
ISBN-10: 1444730991
Edition: 42902nd
Author: Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt wrote The Glitter and the Gold: The American Duchess—In Her Own Words comprising 304 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1444730991 and 9781444730999. Since then The Glitter and the Gold: The American Duchess—In Her Own Words textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.69 or rent at the marketplace.

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Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful and the heir to a vast family fortune. She was also deeply in love with an American suitor when her mother chose instead for her to fulfil her social ambitions and marry an English Duke. Leaving her life in America, she came to England as the Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 and took up residence in her new home - Blenheim Palace.
The 9th Duchess gives unique first-hand insight into life at the very pinnacle of English society in the Edwardian era. An unsnobbish, but often amused observer of the intricate hierarchy both upstairs and downstairs at Blenheim Palace, she is also a revealing witness to the glittering balls, huge weekend parties and major state occasions she attended or hosted. Here are her encounters with every important figure of the day - from Queen Victoria, Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra to Tsar Nicholas, Prince Metternich and the young Winston Churchill.
This intimate, richly enjoyable memoir is a wonderfully revealing portrait of a golden age.

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