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Society S Queen

Author : Ina Leon Cassilis
ISBN : OXFORD:600073145
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Society S Queen

Author : Anne de Courcy
ISBN : 9781780225760
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the author of the critically acclaimed THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS, the story of a glittering aristocrat who was also at the heart of political society in the interwar years. At the age of twenty-one, Edith Chaplin married one of the most eligible bachelors of the day, the eldest son of the sixth Marquess of Londonderry. Her husband served in the Ulster cabinet and was Air Minister in the National Government of 1934-5. Edith founded the Women's Legion during the First World War and was also an early campaigner for women's suffrage. She created the renowned Mount Stewart Gardens in County Down that are now owned by the National Trust. All her life, Edith remained at the heart of politics both in Westminster and Ireland. She is perhaps best known for her role as 'society's queen' - a hostess to the rich and famous. Her close circle of friends included Winston Churchill, Lady Astor, Neville Chamberlain and Harold Macmillan who congregated in her salon, known as 'The Ark'. Other members included artists and writers such as John Buchan, Sean O'Casey. Britain's first Labour prime minister, Ramsey MacDonald, became romantically obsessed by her.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Controversial Issues In English

Author : Queen's English Society
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021691931
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The British Ethical Societies

Author : I. D. MacKillop
ISBN : 9780521266727
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A 1986 study of the British ethical societies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dr Mackillop's comprehensive account explores these societies, which became havens of discussion, rallying-points for progressive campaigns and places of secular worship along with the significant events and personalities in the history of the ethical movement.
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Our Queen

Author : Robert Hardman
ISBN : 9781407088082
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The inside story of a thoroughly modern monarch told by the maker of ITV's upcoming documentary on Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee. This bestselling acclaimed biography of our Queen contains previously unseen material. History has known no monarch like her. She has travelled farther than all her predecessors put together and lived longer than any of them. She has known more historic figures than anyone alive - from Churchill to Mandela, de Gaulle to Obama. Now, the distinguished royal writer Robert Hardman has been granted rare and privileged access to the world of Queen Elizabeth II to produce this enthralling new portrait of one of the most popular public figures on Earth. 'So much has changed around the Queen yet she has remained utterly true to herself,' says Hardman. 'There is this timeless quality about her. The more you talk to Her Majesty's family and to her people, the more you look at her life, the more impressive the scale of her achievement becomes.' Here is the inside story.
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Gramercy Park

Author : Paula Cohen
ISBN : 9781429972284
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New York City, 1894. To Gramercy Park, bordered by elegant town houses, cloistered behind its high iron fence, comes Mario Alfieri, the world's greatest tenor. Poised for his premier at the Metropolitan Opera, the summit of society, the handsome Alfieri needs a refuge from the clamor of New York's elite . . . and from the eager women who rule it. He finds it, he thinks, at Gramercy Park, in the elegant mansion of the recently deceased Henry Ogden Slade. The house is available . . . but not quite empty. Clara Adler, Slade's former ward, lives there still, friendless and alone. Who is this bewitching orphan? Why did Slade take her into his home, only to leave her penniless at his death? And what tragedies and terrors have left Clara little more than a pale and frightened ghost, haunting the deserted mansion? Mystified, then enchanted, Alfieri is soon involved in an intrigue that spans two decades and pits him against a vicious enemy who swears to destroy both him and the woman he loves . . . and whose weapon is a scandal that has already come close to killing Clara Adler.
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The Queens Of Society

Author : Grace Wharton
ISBN : 9781605204772
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A strange fancy took them, however, for the manner of passing their afternoons. After dinner they seated themselves round a table, and, in complete silence wrote to each other charming little notes containing the ideas that were passing in their minds. The "Penny Post," as they called it, so completely absorbed them, that they did not interrupt it, even when strangers came in. -from "Madame de Sta l" A queen of society is a woman who, by force of her reputation, good management, abilities, manners, and even her rank and fortune commands a circle of persons of eminence, of fashion, and of celebrity. So say "Grace and Philip Wharton"-a dual pseudonym for one writer, British author KATHERINE BYERLEY THOMSON (1797-1862), who also wrote the three-volume Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745-by way of introduction to this charming two-volume collection of biographies of some of the most marvelous women of their day. In Volume II we meet: Madame R camier Lady Hervey Madame de Sta l Mrs. Thrale-Piozzi Lady Caroline Lamb Anne Seymour Damer La Marquise du Deffand Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu Mary, Countess of Pembroke La Marquise de Maintenon First published in 1861, this is a replica of the beautifully illustrated 1890 second edition. It will delight readers of aristocratic lives and fans of modern fabulosity.
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Out Of My League

Author : Judith Kay
ISBN : 9781469101064
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Out of My League is a compelling story of letting go of the past in order to grow into the future. At its center is a couple, two worlds apart, who find themselves facing decisions that challenge their independence, their commitments, and their way of life. Neither knew that a single trip to the library packed the potential to change them both forever. Consumed by ambition, J.P. Ralston has control over everything in his reach. A successful law practice, any woman he desires, and total social freedom. A sudden turn of events has J.P. scrambling for parental rights as he is forced to come to terms with remnants of past mistakes. In the midst of the chaos, one woman threatens to strip the jurisdiction hes come to know as his own life. Samira Cartwright is a young widow, raising her daughters, completely content in the world shes created for herself. Safe from relationships and social agendas, Samiras days are immersed in family affairs and managing the business of the Maple Street Library. One visitor awakens her spirit in ways shed banished from memory. Samira suddenly finds herself longing for companionship and dreaming of the man who dared to make her whole again. Out of My League is so real readers will find their own lives etched in the pages. Love never makes a wrong choice. Yet surrendering what has always been to seek what might yet be is the challenge of a lifetime.
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