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To marry an English Lord

Author: Gail MacColl; Carol Wallace; David Cain
Publisher: New York, NY : Workman Pub., ©2012.
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Read about a unique set of American women cutting a swath through stodgy 19th century British aristocracy. The book covers not just who they were but the lows and the triumphs of their inter-continental marriages. Also included are many fascinating details on how they dressed and what they had to go through.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacColl, Gail, 1954-
To marry an English Lord.
New York : Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2012
(OCoLC)785196472
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail MacColl; Carol Wallace; David Cain
ISBN: 9780761171959 0761171959
OCLC Number: 779399305
Notes: "Tales of wealth and marriage, sex and snobbery"--Cover.
Originally published: 1989.
Description: x, 403 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The buccaneers. Old New York ; Rule Britannia ; Pushy mamas ; The first marriages --
The fair invaders. A turn in the tide ; Audacity & innocence ; The siege of London ; The competition ; Poor peers ; The self-made girl's wedding --
American heiresses : what will you bid? He stoops to conquer ; The plutocrats' daughters ; The match of the century ; She is now a duchess ; The American aristocrat's wedding --
Married heiresses. Happily ever after ; American wives & English husbands ; The heir & the spare ; Châtelaine, or, Where the money went ; Survival of the fastest ; At long last, love --
The new heiresses. Vivat rex ; Entertaining Edward ; The last marriages ; Till death or the judge do us part : the American heiress divorce ; Epilogue --
An American heiress directory. Register of American heiresses ; Walking tour of the American heiresses' London.
Responsibility: by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace ; [illustrations by David Cain].

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