September 27, 2005

On The Make For Brits With Money

I'm reading an interesting nonfiction book right now called Titled Americans by Elisabeth Kehoe about three sisters from a "new money" family in New York's high society who all three manage to nab titled British husbands. One of the sisters turns out to be the mother of Winston Churchill. If you're interested at all in the life of young debs of the Victorian/Edwardian age or are a fan of Edith Wharton's The Buccaneers, this would be up your alley. -- Amy

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Ooh, I am all about "young debs of the Victorian/Edwardian age." Another book in the same vein that is deliciously juicy and sweeping in its treatment of the era, is The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell. Also worth noting: Supermodel Stella Tennant = totally a Mitford.

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