In 1895, nine American heiresses travelled across the Atlantic to bag themselves husbands and titles. For the English gentlemen the girls married it was a way to secure their estates. For the girls who came from new money, marriage was a means to obtaining social prestige.
The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau tells the stories of these nine heiresses and the remarkable women who made it happen behind the scenes - the unofficial marriage brokers Lady Minnie-Paget and Consuelo Yzanga, Duchess of Manchester.
©2017 Katie Hickman (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing