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The Glitter and the Gold free pdf 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."

About Consuela Vanderbilt Balsan

CONSEULO VANDERBILT BALSAN was born in 1877. She became the Duchess of Marlborough on her marriage in 1895. She died in 1964.

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Author : Consuela Vanderbilt Balsan
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Data Published : 02 October 2012
ISBN : 1250017181
EAN : 9781250017185
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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