The glitter and the gold: the American duchess---in her own words

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St. Martin's Press,
Pub. Date:
2012.
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
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English
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A new edition of Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan's memoir--the story of the "real" Lady Grantham of Downton Abbey

Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful, and heir to a vast fortune. She was also in love with an American suitor when her mother chose instead for her to marry an English Duke. She sailed to England as the Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 and took up residence in her new home--Blenheim Palace. She was the real American heiress who lived long before Downton Abbey 's Lady Grantham arrived.

Mme. Balsan is an unsnobbish and amused observer of the intricate hierarchy both upstairs and downstairs and a revealing witness to the glittering balls, huge weekend parties, and major state occasions she attended or hosted chronicling her encounters with every important figure of the day--from Queen Victoria, Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Tsar Nicholas and the young Winston Churchill.

The Glitter and the Gold is a richly enjoyable memoir is a revealing portrait of a golden age now being celebrated every week behind the doors of Downton Abbey .

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9781250017185
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table_of_contents The world of my youth -- A debutante of the '90s -- A marriage of convenience -- Mistress of Blenheim Palace -- Red carpet and protocol -- The queen is dead, long live the king! -- Deed of separation -- A new life unfolds -- A marriage of love -- Lou Sueil: friends and neighbours -- Saint Georges-Motel: peaceful summers -- A corner of France, 1940.
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title The glitter and the gold : the American duchess---in her own words
title_display The glitter and the gold : the American duchess--in her own words
title_full The glitter and the gold : the American duchess--in her own words / Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, The glitter and the gold: the American duchess---in her own words [electronic resource] / Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
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title_sort glitter and the gold the american duchess--in her own words
title_sub the American duchess---in her own words
topic Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Churchill family, France Social life and customs 20th century, Great Britain Social life and customs 20th century, Heiresses United States Biography, Nobility Great Britain Biography, United States Social life and customs 20th century
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