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The husband hunters : social climbing in London and New York

Author: Anne De Courcy
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne De Courcy
ISBN: 9781474601443 1474601448 9781474601436 147460143X
OCLC Number: 988612151
Description: x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Where They Came From --
The 'Buccaneers' --
Jennie --
The First Duke Captured --
Living in the Country --
Mrs Paran Stevens --
Alva --
Newport --
The 'Marrying Wilsons' --
The Call of Europe --
Virginia --
Maud --
Royal Connections --
The Bradley-Martins --
Fitting In --
or Not --
Tennie Claflin: The Odd One Out --
The River of Gold --
It Was All Too Much.
Responsibility: Anne de Courcy.

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A sparkling social history of the 'Dollar Princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy.  Read more...

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Meticulously researched and sparklingly witty history -- Jane Shilling * DAILY MAIL * Witty and well researched, Anne de Courcy brings to colorful, dramatic life these dollar princesses whose vast Read more...

 
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