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To Marry An English Lord by Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace

From Goodreads: “From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles–just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To … Continue reading

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Winter Of The World by Ken Follett

I think I’m going to have to create a special list for Ken Follett books.  I’m going to call it “Books I hate and love at the same time.”  On the one hand, he writes a darn entertaining novel.  In … Continue reading

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Parrot & Olivier in America by Peter Carey

“With whom else but Blacqueville might I have shared my amusement with America?  Not the Americans who looked at me at every moment as if to ask, Are you not awestruck by the wonders you behold?  Is this not a … Continue reading

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Paris by Edward Rutherfurd

Like Rutherfurd’s other chronicles of place, Paris reaches into history and follows several families as they are affected by the changes that occur in the City of Light over the centuries.   There are the de Cygnes, who represent the aristocracy, … Continue reading

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