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  • The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau

  • By: Julie Ferry
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

In 1895, nine American heiresses travelled across the Atlantic to bag themselves husbands and titles. For the English gentlemen the girls married it was a way to secure their estates. For the girls who came from new money, marriage was a means to obtaining social prestige.

The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau tells the stories of these nine heiresses and the remarkable women who made it happen behind the scenes - the unofficial marriage brokers Lady Minnie-Paget and Consuelo Yzanga, Duchess of Manchester.

©2017 Katie Hickman (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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The book is all about the ladies in America and very little about their lives after the marriage. As a result I was disappointed. Narrator, I've heard before and was good, always maintaining a standard.

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  • Angie B
  • 08-08-18

Wonderful detail!

Not much new if you know the topic, but the descriptions transport you to the gilded age.