Mme. Balsan is an unsnobbish and amused observer of the intricate hierarchy both upstairs and downstairs and a revealing witness to the glittering balls, huge weekend parties, and major state occasions she attended or hosted chronicling her encounters with every important figure of the day—from Queen Victoria, Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Tsar Nicholas and the young Winston Churchill.
The Glitter and the Gold is a richly enjoyable memoir is a revealing portrait of a golden age now being celebrated every week behind the doors of Downton Abbey.
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CONSUELO Vanderbilt enjoyed a lifestyle that could never be copied today.Oct 09 2011 | Read Full Review of The Glitter and the Gold: The...
Friends have often told me that I should write my story and describe the world of my youth, which was so different from that of today, writes Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan in the Foreword of her autobiography The Glitter and the Gold.| Read Full Review of The Glitter and the Gold: The...
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