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Teaser Tuesday: To Marry an English Lord

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Teaser Tuesdays
is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others.)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR (To-Be-Read) lists if they like your teasers!





And here is mine for this week:

Today's teaser is from a nonfiction book about social history of the late 19th and early 20th century; specifically, about the phenomenon of American heiresses marrying into the English nobility. The book is To Marry An English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery, by Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace, and was supposedly an inspiration for the PBS show Downton Abbey.

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"Blond, pretty, with a merry, easy manner, she was completely uninhibited in an era when bending down to buckle a slipper was considered unladylike. Consuelo thought nothing of picking up a banjo and singing minstrel songs in a Mayfair drawing room, behavior that rather intrigued London's fashionable set."


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