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    • The Husband Hunters

    • Social Climbing in London and New York
    • By: Anne de Courcy
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    Dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive firsthand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Husband Hunters

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Chanel's Riviera

    • The Côte d’Azur in Peace and War, 1930–1944
    • By: Anne de Courcy
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring of 1938 the burning question on the French Riviera was whether one should curtsy to the Duchess of Windsor. Few of those who had settled there thought much about what was going on in the rest of Europe. It was a golden, glamorous life, far removed from politics or conflict.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Fishing Fleet

    • Husband-Hunting in the Raj
    • By: Anne de Courcy
    • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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    From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers, and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men in Britain, followed in their wake. This amorphous band was composed of daughters returning after their English education, girls invited to stay with married sisters or friends, and yet others whose declared or undeclared goal was simply to find a husband.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Glimpse of an Unknown World

    • By Alison on 31-07-14

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Viceroy's Daughters

    • By: Anne de Courcy
    • Narrated by: Sara Coward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    The sisters saw British fascism from behind the scenes and had an equally intimate view of the arrival of Wallis Simpson and the marriage and life of the Windsors. Based on unpublished letters and diaries, this is a wonderfully revealing portrait of British upper-class life during the first half of the 20th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Part of the British Aristocracy Network

    • By Alison on 16-08-16

    Regular price: £34.39

    • Margot at War

    • Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916
    • By: Anne de Courcy
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last five years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid and compelling.

    • By iris on 28-03-15

    Regular price: £24.99