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    Historical,  Non-Fiction

    The Million Dollar Duchesses – Julie Ferry

    The Million Dollar Duchesses offers the reader fascinating insights into the lives of American heiresses, eager to marry into the British aristocracy. With names we all recognise as Churchill, Cunard, Astor, and Vanderbilt, this book shows us how these marriages were arranged and how, in the end, only a few of these marriages were happy, based upon love and respect.  Introduction  Set in 1895, this is a description of the life of the New York society matron, Marietta Stevens, and her daughter, Minnie Paget, accomplished society hostesses very successful in bringing American heiresses in contact with eligible British bachelors – eligible in the sense that above anything, a title was…