To Marry an English Lord

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Product Number: DD12963
Released: May 27, 2014
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ISBN: #9781494501464
Narrator/s: Kate Reading
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles-just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details-plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette-To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.

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To Marry an English Lord
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Product Number:DD12963
Product Number:Z100089089

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Narrator(s): Kate Reading
Product Number Z100089089
Released: Feb 02, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494521462

Professional reviews

"Kate Reading has her work cut out for her, narrating a book that is heavily illustrated on the page, and she brings to it an admirable precision. Her diction is crisp, and her attention to detail serves the listener beautifully. The book was an acknowledged source for the insanely popular ÒDownton AbbeyÓ TV series, and fans will relish the true-life details of the clothes, weddings, births, affairs, joys, and miseries of the American girls who married English (and occasionally Continental) nobility in the late Victorian era. This is rich social history, explaining the cultural differences in the highest society on both sides of the Pond, and while ReadingÕs French accent is a little overdone and she commits the very occasional mispronunciation, her performance thoroughly satisfies. B.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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