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Fortune's Daughters

Kehoe, Elisabeth

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ISBN 10: 1843541580 / ISBN 13: 9781843541585
Published by Atlantic Books, London, 2004
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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London: Atlantic Books, 2004. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 452 pages. 6 x 9 1/2 in. high. Signed by author, with an inscription, on title page. Condition of book is NEAR FINE; A very clean, tight copy. Condition of dust jacket is NEAR FINE; Not price-clipped. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 4002

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Title: Fortune's Daughters

Publisher: Atlantic Books, London

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition

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The story of the three Jerome sisters is one of love, glamour and money in equal measure. Their father, Leonard, was a profligate New York stockbroker whose beautiful wife, Clara Hall, was as extravagant as her husband. Their three daughters - Jennie, Clara and Leonie - were provided with every advantage, and lived a charmed existence. A fortuitous encounter in London with the Prince of Wales, who later became Edward VII, launched the girls into English society. Acclaimed wherever they went, they became known, simply, as 'the Good, the Witty and the Beautiful.'Jennie Jerome ('the beautiful') married Randolph Churchill, younger son of the Duke of Marlborough and was Winston's mother. Clara Jerome ('the good') was romanced by the dashing Moreton Frewin, who had already squandered what capital he had on gambling, sports and women, while Leonie Jerome ('the witty') married into the Leslies, a distinguished Irish family, who were disappointed by their son's choice of bride. Elisabeth Kehoe's wonderful book covers more than one hundred years of family history and spans nineteenth-century New York, the fall of the second republic in France and Britain during both world wars. She draws on original research to follow the progress of the Jerome sisters, who remained close to each other throughout their lives. Their stories describe the poignant and ultimately, unsuccessful quest for true love and happiness.

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ELISABETH KEHOE took her doctorate in history at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. This is her first book.

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