The American Heiress (Paperback)

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    "Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin’sThe American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this ...

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    DAISY GOODWIN, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University’s film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, is a leading television producer in the U.K. Her poetry anthologies, including101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, have introduced many new readers to the pleasures of poetry, and she was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. She and her husband, an ABC TV executive, have two daughters and live in London.The American Heiress is her first novel.

    "Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin’sThe American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind."--Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It andI Think I Love You

    Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

    Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora’s story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.

    "For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn’t always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin inThe Daily Mail
    The American Heiress was originally sold and distributed in the UK asMy Last Duchess

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    ISBN 9780312658663
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 468
    Publisher Date 2012-03-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 0.96 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Goodwin, Daisy

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