To Marry an English Lord - Gail MacColl

To Marry an English Lord

By Gail MacColl

  • Release Date: 2012-03-15
  • Genre: United States
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 83 Ratings

Description

“Marvelous and entertaining.” —Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey
 
Discover the true stories behind the women who inspired DowntonAbbey and NBC’s The Gilded Age, the heiresses—including a Vanderbilt (railroads), a LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), and a Rogers (oil)—who staked their ground in England, swapping dollars for titles and marrying peers of the British realm. Filled with vivid personalities, grand houses, dashing earls, and a wealth of period details and quotes on the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette, To Marry an English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible. Sex, snobbery, humor, social triumphs (and gaffes), are all recalled in marvelous detail, complete with parties, clothes, scandals, affairs, and 100-year-old gossip that’s still scorching.
 

Reviews

  • Funny, engaging

    4
    By Mywifeiscuban
    So, lots of girls have the dream of becoming a 19th century mistress in a huge country house of a titled aristocrat á la Downton Abbey. This book will disabuse you of any romantic notions about the era, class, or life these women were a part of. Engaging, jam-packed with information, vividly written.