The Glitter and the Gold
by Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Consuelo Vanderbilt was young, beautiful, and the heir to an immense family fortuneShe was also deeply in love with an American in love when her mother chose her for her to meet her social ambitions and marry an English DukeLeaving her life in America, she came to England as the Duchess of Marlborough in 1895 and settled in her new home – Blenheim PalaceThe 9 Duchess gives unique first-hand glimpse of life at the top of English society in the golden ageAn unsnobbish, but often amused observer of the complex hierarchy both up and down, at Blenheim Palace, she is also revealing of the witness of the sparkling balls, huge weekend parties and the main state occasions she attended or hosted.Here are his meetings with every important person of the day – Queen Victoria, Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra Tsar Nicholas, Prince Metternich and the young Winston ChurchillThis intimate, very pleasant memory is a wonderful revealing portrait of a golden age
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