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Ng their way throughout the glamours ballsI should "have stopped reading at 50 pages but after visiting New Port RI often and touring the homes I "stopped reading at 50 pages but after visiting New Port RI often and touring the homes I this book would be interestedNot recommended Save your time and money for something worthwhile Or if you buy it donate it Save your time and money for something worthwhile Or if you buy it donate it the poor and be ike Consuelo give yourself a hearty dose of self congratulation for sharing Consuelo Vanderbilt had an amazing ife The Glitter and the Gold gives a ook into the days of one of the most famous women of American and English turn of the century aristocracy Even though she grew up in some of the most famous houses on Fifth Avenue Newport RI and England her childhood was a sad one She had the misfortune of having Alva Vanderbilt as her mother Alva was a strong selfish and ruthless mother In fact she Dark Ties (Broken Saints Society locked away Consuelo and kept her prisoner until she agreed to marry the arrogant and violent Duke of Marlborough Consuelo disliked the big mansions especially Marble House how could she In the end however she was able to find trueove with Jacues Balsan The writing is a bit awkward but somehow adds to the veracity Even when describing terrible treatment Vanderbilt Balsan retains the understated tact of an aristocrat Interesting read I am totally conflicted about this book It is republished from the original in 1953 It is the autobiography of most of the ife of a woman whose family the original in 1953 It is the autobiography of most of the ife of a woman whose family partial heirs to the Cornelius Vanderbilt fortune At age 17 Consuelo has an arranged marriage to the Duke of Marlborough in England It has been reprinted because of the success of the Downton Abbey series on PBS What I iked was the incite into the heads to the very very wealthy of the ate 1800 s and early 1900 s You meet royalty and important people by the score You enjoy their formal dinners and their ball People ike Churchill keep popping up at these gatherings But even with all the wealth her marria This was a fascinating ook at how the 1% The Fairytale Hairdresser and Sleeping Beauty lived at the turn of the twentieth century including an interesting descripti. Ilt Balsan Consuelo 1877 1964 Dea traducción María José Delgado Título original The glitter and the gold Est. On of Winston Churchill as a young manConsuelo Vanderbilt Balsan was the American born wife of the 9th Duke of Marlborough She was a member of the immensely rich Vanderbilt family and her cruel and ambitious was a member of the immensely rich Vanderbilt family and her cruel and ambitious arranged her marriage to an English duke who needed money to repair his house and pay his bills An intelligent well meaning and kind ady Consuelo did a great deal of charity work and took it seriously treating everyone she met with lady Consuelo did a great deal of charity work and took it seriously treating everyone she met with the entitlement arrogance stupidity and selfishness of "her husband and many of the titled and Royal people she knew was "husband and many of the titled and Royal people she knew was They were especially repulsive because they acked the noblesse oblige and dedication to public service that could have acted as a counter balance to their privilege I do understand that they were a product of their times and some would say they didn t know any better but at the same time this environment produced the energy brilliance and ambition of Winston Churchill and a dedication to duty and charity in Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan Dare I say that their American blood had something to do with it Yes I will though I am a dedicated Anglophile I ve seen this book and its author take some rather harsh and I believe unwarranted criticism Granted I have a particular interest in the history of the Vanderbilts and this is the fourth or fifth book I ve read involving their The First Mistake legacy so I was already fami I think I d enjoy a third person biography of Consuelo Vanderbilt I get the sense that there s aot to the story than she herself presents it Fun for fans of the gilded age but for the most part not too exciting the frivolity of the London season is so tiring weekend hunting parties at Blenheim palace are ever so tiring for the hostess etc Then in the Jewelry Making For Beginners last twenty pages the story becomes completely and unexpectedly gripping as the author and her husband are trying to get out of the way of the Nazi invasion of France A decent read all in all if a bit slack toward the middle A privilegedife full and with interest. E ibro es de segunda mano y tiene o puede tener marcas y señales de su anterior propietario ISBN 978 84 03 01286. ,

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I ve how absolutely miserable consuelo s marriage was but there is no mud racking in this autobiography Amazing how within a couple of generations spurned ex wives would so willingly spill their dirty aundry for all the works to read Very readable and Consuelo is imminently ikableThe idle rich creating so much poverty and pretending their social causes make of difference than paying a fair wage wouldSighWe are in the height of our own gilded age I hope we treat height of our own gilded age I hope we treat benefiting financially from huge societal ineualities marked worse than the robber baronsLate stage capitalism is a bitchReminds me again of why I oathe the suffragettes Suffragettes were never feminist Interesting story written in a most uninteresting way Consuelo Vanderbilt had an amazing Seven Secrets of Happiness life raised with unlimited money by an evil social climbing mother married off when young to the Duke of Marlboroughiving a The Killer Cats Birthday Bash (The Killer Cat, life as duchess in a Downton Abbey style castle traveling the worldater finally divorcing and going on to be a great philanthropist and women s rights activist But not a writer sadly The book was a snore Oh poor The Force of Destiny little Consuelo When reading this book I didn t know if I should throw it against the wall or simply muddle through to see if there were any redeeming ualities about poorittle rich girl Alas I found noneSelf absorbed she pats herself on the back for dividing the food in the tins given to the poor Others she notes simple through all the eft over food in the container mixing it all together This indeed was her claim to fame all the eft over food in the container mixing it all together This indeed was her claim to fame course she hated her domineering mother who How I Became a Nun locked her in her room forbidding her to come out until she agreed to marry the title Duke of Marlborough Finally when she agreed she was whisked away to England to aife in Blenheim palaceHobnobbing with ittle Winston Churchill and his mother there are pages and pages about the families who snipped and sneeredThere were way too many pages of who royalty when always and how in high style glidi. Madrid 21 cm 361 p Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada Colección 'Cuadernos de memoria' Vanderb. The Glitter and the Gold

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