To Marry an English Lord

  • by Gail MacColl, Carol McD. Wallace
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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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What the Critics Say

"In your very flattering article about books that might please fans of Downton Abbey, I was sorry that one title was missing: To Marry an English Lord.... It is a marvelous and entertaining study." (Julian Fellowes, writer and creator of Downton Abbey)

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Kate Reading's voice

Kate Reading's voice was very annoying. I will avoid buying anything she reads in the future.
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- Celia

Perhaps its true, money does not equal happiness

This is an interesting list of facts about young wealthy young American women who traded their wealth for social status and a British title. Later the young men who owned those titles but whose estates no longer supported them came to America hoping to meet these young women. But it is just a list of who did what when and superficially why.

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- Barbara "Huntsville, Alabama"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio