Society's Queen

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Society's Queen

Society's Queen

The Life of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry

  • Author: Anne de Courcy
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780225768
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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From the author of the critically acclaimed THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS, the story of a glittering aristocrat who was also at the heart of political society in the interwar years. At the age of twenty-one, Edith Chaplin married one of the most eligible bachelors of the day, the eldest son of the sixth Marquess of Londonderry. Her husband served in the Ulster cabinet and was Air Minister in the National Government of 1934-5. Edith founded the Women's Legion during the First World War and was also an early campaigner for women's suffrage. She created the renowned Mount Stewart Gardens in County Down that are now owned by the National Trust. All her life, Edith remained at the heart of politics both in Westminster and Ireland. She is perhaps best known for her role as 'society's queen' - a hostess to the rich and famous. Her close circle of friends included Winston Churchill, Lady Astor, Neville Chamberlain and Harold Macmillan who congregated in her salon, known as 'The Ark'. Other members included artists and writers such as John Buchan, Sean O'Casey. Britain's first Labour prime minister, Ramsey MacDonald, became romantically obsessed by her.

The Red Hat Society(R)'s Queens of Woodlawn Avenue

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The Red Hat Society(R)'s Queens of Woodlawn Avenue

The Red Hat Society(R)'s Queens of Woodlawn Avenue

  • Author: Regina Hale Sutherland
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 044657001X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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This official Red Hat Society romance is a story of a woman who puts her life back together with the help of her best friends, three members of a bridge club. Original.

Society's queen

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Society's queen

Society's queen

  • Author: Ina Leon Cassilis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Our Queen

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Our Queen

Our Queen

  • Author: Robert Hardman
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407088084
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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The inside story of a thoroughly modern monarch told by the maker of ITV's upcoming documentary on Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee. This bestselling acclaimed biography of our Queen contains previously unseen material. History has known no monarch like her. She has travelled farther than all her predecessors put together and lived longer than any of them. She has known more historic figures than anyone alive - from Churchill to Mandela, de Gaulle to Obama. Now, the distinguished royal writer Robert Hardman has been granted rare and privileged access to the world of Queen Elizabeth II to produce this enthralling new portrait of one of the most popular public figures on Earth. 'So much has changed around the Queen yet she has remained utterly true to herself,' says Hardman. 'There is this timeless quality about her. The more you talk to Her Majesty's family and to her people, the more you look at her life, the more impressive the scale of her achievement becomes.' Here is the inside story.

Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century

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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century

Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century

Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons; and Intended as a Sequel to the Literary Anecdotes

  • Author: John Nichols
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, English
  • Page: N.A
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The British Ethical Societies

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The British Ethical Societies

The British Ethical Societies

  • Author: I. D. MacKillop
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521266726
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 204
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A 1986 study of the British ethical societies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dr Mackillop's comprehensive account explores these societies, which became havens of discussion, rallying-points for progressive campaigns and places of secular worship along with the significant events and personalities in the history of the ethical movement.

The World and the Parish

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The World and the Parish

The World and the Parish

Willa Cather's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902

  • Author: Willa Cather
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803215450
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 552
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"One of the few really helpful words I ever heard from an older writer," Willa Cather declared in 1922, "I had from Sarah Orne Jewett when she said to me: 'Of course, one day you will write about your own country. In the meantime, get all you can. One must know the world so well before one can know the parish.'" Although Cather's first novel about her own country, O Pioneers!, did not appear until 1913, the process of knowing the world and of mastering her craft, so far as it can be traced in her published writing, already had been going on for some twenty years. The World and the Parish: Willa Cather's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902, is the fourth in a series collecting the work of these years of experiment and discovery. More specifically, it offers a representative collection of Cather's nonfiction writing for newspapers and periodicals during her first decade as a professional writer. Selected from 520 articles and columns, the text is divided into three parts corresponding to major developments in Cather's career?the period from 1893 to 1896 when she first began to write regularly for Lincoln newspapers; the years in Pittsburgh when she was working for the Home Monthly and the Leader and sending her famous "Passing Show" column back to Nebraska; and the period from the spring of 1900 to 1903, when she freelanced in Pittsburgh and Washington, taught in a Pittsburgh high school, and made her first trip abroad. The text has been edited with three main objectives: 1) to enable the reader to trace Cather's development as a writer; 2) to group the material so that the reader interested in a particular subject?the theatre, or music, or literature, for example?can readily locate pertinent selections; and 3) to provide a context sufficient to relate these pieces to Willa Cather's life and to the times, and to suggest some of their connections with the body of her work. Chronologies have been included for each of the three parts; and the Bibliography is the most complete yet available for the for the nonfiction writing up to 1903. Not the least remarkable feature of this collection is the range and variety of forms and subject matter?reviews (of books, plays, operas, concerts, art exhibits, lectures), feature stories, interviews, straight reportage, columns of miscellaneous comment, and travel letters. Seemingly, with no apparent effort Willa Cather could adjust her sights to any assignment and any audience. And if it is astonishing that she could write so much about so many matters at so many levels, it is perhaps even more astonishing that so much of it was so good. Undeniably, however, the chief interest to the general reader and the peculiar value to the scholar of these journalistic writings reside in their manifold and crucial connections with Cather's later work and in the unparalleled insights they afford into the process by which a gifted writer becomes a great artist.

The Athenaeum

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

  • Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,John Middleton Murry,Vernon Horace Rendall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Queens of Society

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The Queens of Society

The Queens of Society

  • Author: Grace Wharton,Philip Wharton
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1605204773
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 464
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A strange fancy took them, however, for the manner of passing their afternoons. After dinner they seated themselves round a table, and, in complete silence wrote to each other charming little notes containing the ideas that were passing in their minds. The "Penny Post," as they called it, so completely absorbed them, that they did not interrupt it, even when strangers came in. -from "Madame de Sta l" A queen of society is a woman who, by force of her reputation, good management, abilities, manners, and even her rank and fortune commands a circle of persons of eminence, of fashion, and of celebrity. So say "Grace and Philip Wharton"-a dual pseudonym for one writer, British author KATHERINE BYERLEY THOMSON (1797-1862), who also wrote the three-volume Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745-by way of introduction to this charming two-volume collection of biographies of some of the most marvelous women of their day. In Volume II we meet: Madame R camier Lady Hervey Madame de Sta l Mrs. Thrale-Piozzi Lady Caroline Lamb Anne Seymour Damer La Marquise du Deffand Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu Mary, Countess of Pembroke La Marquise de Maintenon First published in 1861, this is a replica of the beautifully illustrated 1890 second edition. It will delight readers of aristocratic lives and fans of modern fabulosity.