The Million Dollar Duchesses

How America’s Heiresses Seduced the Aristocracy

The Million Dollar Duchesses
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Format: Paperback / softback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781781317877
Publisher: Aurum Press
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POWER, SCANDAL, GLAMOUR, FAME
 
On 6th November 1895, the beautiful and brilliant heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt was wedded to the near-insolvent Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough in a dazzling yet miserable match – it glittered above all others for high society’s marriage brokers who, in this single year, forged a series of spectacular, and lucrative, transatlantic unions.

The bankrupt and ailing British aristocracy was suddenly injected with all the wealth and glamour of America's newest dynasties. Millions of dollars changed hands as fame, money, power and privilege were all at play.
 
Brimful of scandal, illicit affairs, spurned loves and unexpected tragedy, The Million Dollar Duchesses reveals the closed-door bargaining which led to these most influential matches and how America’s heiresses shook-up British high society for ever. 
 

The author

Julie Ferry is a freelance journalist and has written for The GuardianIndependentSunday Times and Sunday Telegraph. She lives with her husband and two children in Bristol. 

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781781317877
Illustrations: 8-page b&w illustrated section
Size: 5.079 in x 7.795 in / 129 mm x 198 mm
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