To Marry an English Lord (Google eBook)

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Workman Publishing, Mar 15, 2012 - History - 250 pages
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From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles--just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details--plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette--To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.
  

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Appears very well researched, lots of pictures. - Goodreads
Poorly organized, poorly researched, and poorly edited. - Goodreads
One of the best parts, the illustrations and pictures! - Goodreads
The book is very informative, but I hate the layout. - Goodreads
Good as a reference perhaps. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

The best thing about this book is the many photographs included; too bad it wasn't just designed as a coffee table book. I was fairly engaged by the early chapters, which detailed the first wave of ... Read full review

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User Review  - CasaBooks - LibraryThing

Confession: I am not nor have I been watching Downton Abbey. I am a huge Masterpiece fan and have watched many many of them since the 70's. Some of my absolute favorite entertainment. However, there ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
1
CHAPTER 1 THE BUCCANEERS
5
CHAPTER 2 THE FAIR INVADERS
49
WHAT WILL YOU BID?
121
CHAPTER 4 MARRIED HEIRESSES
181
CHAPTER 5 THE NEW HEIRESSES
261
AN AMERICAN HEIRESS DIRECTORY
321
Index
371
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Gail MacColl Jarrett is a writer who lives in England.

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