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Erself on the back for ividing the food in the tins given to the poor Others she notes simple through all the left over food in the container mixing it all together This indeed was her claim to fame Of course she hated her omineering mother who 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 a life in Blenheim palaceHobnobbing with little 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 gliding 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 thought this book would be interestedNot recommended Save your time and money for something worthwhile Or if you buy it onate it to the poor and be like Consuelo give yourself a hearty Shooting for a Century dose of self congratulation for sharing This was a fascinating look at how the 1% lived at the turn of the twentieth century including an interestingescription 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 mother arranged her marriage to an English I, Partridge duke who needed money to repair his house and pay his bills An intelligent well meaning and kind lady Consueloid a great Shadow of the Templar deal of charity work and took it seriously treating everyone she met with respectHowever the entitlement arrogance stupidity and selfishness of her husband and many of the titled and Royal people she knew was sickening They were especially repulsive because they lacked the noblesse oblige andedication to public service that could have acted as a counter balance to their privilege I Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light do understand that they were a product of their times and some would say theyidn t know any better but at the same time this environment produced the energy brilliance and ambition of Winston Churchill and a Buried Sins (The Three Sisters Inn, dedication touty and charity in Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan Dare I say that their American blood had something to Six Days in Leningrad do with it Yes I will though I am aedicated Anglophile. E libro es The Darkness de segunda mano y tiene o puede tener marcas y señalese su anterior propietario ISBN 978 84 03 01286.

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A privileged life full and with interest Interesting story written in a most uninteresting way Consuelo Vanderbilt had an amazing life raised with unlimited money by an evil social climbing mother married off when young to the Duke of Marlborough living a life as Flyboy duchess in a Downton Abbey style castle traveling the world later finallyivorcing and going on to be a great philanthropist and women s rights activist But not a writer sadly The book was a snore I am totally conflicted about this book It is republished from the original in 1953 It is the autobiography of most of the life of a woman whose family is 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 liked was the incite into the heads to the very very wealthy of the late 1800 s and early 1900 s You meet royalty and important people by the score You enjoy their formal inners and their ball People like Churchill keep popping up at these gatherings But even with all the wealth her marriage fails and we are told her second marriage is a much happier one What I idn t enjoy was her constant name Wolf Creek Homecoming (Wolf Creek dropping of royals and others many times with very little explanation about who they were Also this is a woman who has a life others onlyream about not because of her own talent but only because of her family Although later in life she oes help orphans and sick kids but in general it is a guiltless life of privilege She has no problem using her wealth to help flee the Nazis from France in the 1940 s I am reading an ARC so the only visual aid is her photo in the front cover I truly hope that in the published edition in October they will have photos of the important people in her life The book is worth reading to be sure but it is a flawed work in many ways I think I enjoy a third person biography of Consuelo Vanderbilt I get the sense that there s a lot 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 last twenty pages. Madrid 21 cm 361 p Encuadernación en tapa blanda At the Italians Command de editorial ilustrada Colección 'Cuadernose memoria' Vanderb.

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 Oh Baby! decent read all in all if a bit slack toward the middle Very readable and Consuelo is imminently likableThe idle rich creating so much poverty and pretending their social causes make ofifference than paying a fair wage wouldSighWe are in the height of our own gilded age I hope we treat those benefiting financially from huge societal ineualities marked worse than the robber baronsLate stage capitalism is a bitchReminds me again of why I loathe the suffragettes Suffragettes were never feminist Consuelo Vanderbilt had an amazing life The Glitter and the Gold gives a look into the Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, 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 locked away Consuelo and kept her prisoner until she agreed to marry the arrogant and violent Duke of Marlborough Consueloisliked the big mansions especially Marble House how could she In the end however she was able to find true love with Jacues Balsan The writing is a bit awkward but somehow adds to the veracity Even when The Maid of Lorne describing terrible treatment Vanderbilt Balsan retains the understated tact of an aristocrat Interesting read 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 legacy so I was al I m a tad confused In other books I ve read 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 theirirty laundry for all the works to read Oh poor little Consuelo When reading this book I idn t know if I should throw it against the wall or simply muddle through to see if there were any redeeming ualities about poor little rich girl Alas I found noneSelf absorbed she pats Ilt Balsan Consuelo 1877 1964 De la traducción María José Delgado Título original The glitter and the gold Est.

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