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The Glitter and the Gold: The American Duchess - in Her Own Words
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date April 12, 2012
Pages 320
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781444730999
ISBN-10 1444730991
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.52 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.65
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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9781444730999 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $16.65
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