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To Marry an English Lord
To Marry an English Lord | Gail MacColl, Carol Wallace
Tells the stories of wealthy nineteenth-century American heiresses who married British noblemen.
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smilingshelves
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Library book sale today! It's Saturday, so that means it's $5 for a bag. 😁 The tagged book is the very first book I ever put on my Goodreads to-read shelf, back in 2013. So glad I finally found a copy! #booksale #bookhaul

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚❤️ 2mo
Pam.Kokomo What a great stack! 2mo
LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Reviewsbylola
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Tales of wealth, marriage, sex, and snobbery are #todiefor in my eyes. 😍 #soaringscores

LeahBergen This is such a fun book to poke through. 😍 2mo
Cinfhen Good choice 🧡 2mo
CrowCAH Aye, don‘t we all fantasize about marrying rich! 2mo
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MallenNC
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The matches in these books aren't #truelove but about money. These stories, which I learned about after watching the Crawleys on Downton Abbey, are fascinating to me. #literarylove

vkois88 The covers!! 😍 they're so gorgeous 10mo
MallenNC @vkois88 I think so too! I'm judging these books by their covers. 9mo
vkois88 Please do! Totally understandable 9mo
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ValerieAndBooks
To Marry an English Lord | Gail MacColl, Carol Wallace
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The other books I acquired this week.

Top two: #becauseoflitsy and from Book Outlet (also got a book on college application essays for my son). I know tagged book is one @LeahBergen has 😊!

Bottom two: picked up used, and both are #1001books. ETA: What I Loved is also #1001books.

I have also been reading (duh 😉); still need to review two books I finished this week 📚!

LeahBergen It‘s such a fun one to page through. 👍🏻 2y
Lynnsoprano I bought for @Ambrosnazzy while we were in England, and I want to borrow it back to read myself. 2y
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ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen I have already started paging through it 😊. It was part of their recent scratch and dent sale, and only has very minor damage 👍 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Dragon Glad to know you liked it. I don‘t know when I‘ll get to it 😂! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Lynnsoprano I was looking at the book‘s profile just now and I like the cover of @Ambrosnazzy ‘s much more 😊! 2y
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LeahBergen
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There were a lot more than ten English Lords “leaping” at all of that Gilded Age American wealth. In total, more than 100 American heiresses of the era married into English families and swapped their inheritances for titles. 😀

#TenLordsALeaping
#12DaysOfChristmas

LibrarianRyan ⭐️🎄🎅🏻 2y
batsy 😁👏👏 2y
rubyslippersreads 😂😂😂 2y
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Cathythoughts Very good 💫💫💫 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Nicely done! 2y
Mdargusch I loved this book. 2y
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melissajayne
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Book Haul #2. Bottom is a set of Fabre-Castel pencil crayons.

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CoffeeCatsBooks
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In old New York, many mothers found their daughters shut out of society due to their Nouveaux riche status. The reception in England was quite different as the Prince of Wales was taken with the American's beauty & manners. Due in large part to his embrace of them, over 100 American heiresses traded their wealth for titles.

Fascinating read filled with photos & anecdotes. It was shocking how many of the marriages ended in divorce or annulment.

Laura317 I enjoyed learning about the lifestyle. I remember the photos were quite good. 2y
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LeahBergen
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Here you go, @Sarah83 - a few random pages from inside. 😊

Sarah83 Looks so pretty. You really have wonderful books. 😍 2y
LeahBergen @Sarah83 Thank you! 😘 2y
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LeahBergen
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#RichGirl

In the years following the Civil War, over 100 American heiresses married into the British peerage, essentially trading their fortunes for titles. This book is heavily illustrated and written in snappy little sections of informational tidbits that make it a ton of fun to page through.

#AugustGrrrl

Cinfhen Of course you own this book!!! #RoyalFun 💞💍👑 2y
saresmoore Ooh, this looks fun! 2y
rubyslippersreads Love this book! Didn't Julian Fellowes use it as research material for Downton Abbey? 2y
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ValerieAndBooks I knew a lot of them did this, but over 100?? Wow. Are they all mentioned/listed, or is it just the better-known ones? 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds interesting. I like illustrated books. 2y
Melissa_J I like the sounds of this one! 2y
smilingshelves This is the first book I ever put on my Goodreads to read list, and I still haven't tracked down a copy to read. Someday! 2y
batsy Ooh interesting, this is like the nonfic Buccaneers 2y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen Haha! I think you are starting to figure me out. 😉 2y
LeahBergen @saresmoore It is. It has useful bits of esoterica like "who outranks who" in a bunch of earls, barons or dukes. You know, stuff you think about when reading ... or watching Masterpiece Theatre. ? 2y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Yes! I read that somewhere, too. 👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen @ValerieAndBooks I don't think all of them are mentioned but many of the lesser-known ones are brought up (especially if there was some sort of scandal attached to them!) 2y
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm Every page has a few small illustrations. 👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen @Melissa_J This would be right up your alley. 😆 2y
LeahBergen @smilingshelves Book Outlet has copies (with the newer/prettier cover). $9.99 Canadian (so less if you are in the US). 😀 2y
LeahBergen @batsy Yes! I find that whole period fascinating. Frances Hodgson Burnett also wrote an adult novel with this theme (and #PersephoneBooks publishes it). 2y
Sarah83 May I have a look inside? 😉 2y
batsy @LeahBergen Thank you! I'd seen the lovely Persephone edition here but forgot to look up what it was about 👍 2y
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azulaco
To Marry an English Lord | Gail MacColl, Carol Wallace
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In general I think romance novels have the best #dressesoncovers, but I am not a big romance reader. And anyway, this is still my favorite dress on a cover ever. It is a real-life portrait of Consuelo Vanderbilt when she was the Duchess of Marlborough. That dress! The book is fascinating too. #readjanuary

Marchpane Gorgeous! 💜 3y
Pinkmeghan I toured her house in Newport years ago and it was one of the most gorgeous places I've ever seen! Her story is so sad even though in other ways her mother was kind of a badass! 3y
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azulaco
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Day 9 of #seasonsreadings2016 is a fiction-nonfiction pairing. I choose The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton, and To Marry an English Lord by Gail McColl and Carol McD. Wallace. The Buccaneers is about four young girls whose money is too new for 19th century New York society, so they go to London and marry aristocrats there. To Marry an English Lord is the true story of the many American industrial heiresses who did just that in the 19th century.

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MotherOfGriffins
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This was a great read. I've been missing Downton Abbey lately, and this made me feel so much better. It's informative and has awesome little side notes about court life and quotes from aristocrats. Without women like Lady Randolph Churchill (née Jennie Jerome), we wouldn't have gotten great men like Winston Churchill (Winston is on the right). These women were brave and bold, and they deserve to be remembered.

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MotherOfGriffins
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The English aristocrats, by the 1890s, had finally learned what to expect of the American heiress. She wouldn't pack a pistol, throw tomahawks or dance the cancan. Her voice would be loud, her dresses showy, her parents preposterous and her dowry large.

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LukkiAnn
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Finally saw that I was reading about!!

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LukkiAnn
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Pickpick

Just brilliant, educational, informative, picture book for adults about Anglomania era in USA.

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Chelseak13
To Marry an English Lord | Gail MacColl, Carol Wallace
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Was turned toward this book from The History Chicks podcast (which is awesome). I loved this book. I find it fascinating how so many American heiresses ended up being titled British aristocracy...plus learning about the marriages behind closed doors. I wish I could have a Worth dress!

melissajayne I heard about the book through them as well 3y
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AFridayFriend
To Marry an English Lord | Gail MacColl, Carol Wallace
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Finally finished! It was very interesting...sometimes a challenge to read because of the layout, but enjoyable. Just grab a cup of tea, coffee,glass of wine, gin and tonic or whatever and find a nice place to settle in for an afternoon read.

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