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The Glitter and the GoldMadrid cm and the Epub #226 p Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada Colección 'Cuadernos de Oh poor little Consuelo When reading this book I didn't know if I should throw it against the wall or simply muddle through to see if there were any redeeming ualities about poor little rich girl Alas I found noneSelf absorbed she pats herself on the back for dividing the food in the tins given to the poor Others she notes simple through all the left over food in the container mixing it all together This indeed was her claim to fame Of course she hated her domineering mother who locked her in her room forbidding her to come out until she agreed to marry the title Duke of Marlborough Finally when she agreed she was whisked away to England to a life in Blenheim palaceHobnobbing with little Winston Churchill and his mother there are pages and pages about the families who snipped and sneeredThere were way too many pages of who royalty when always and how in high style gliding their way throughout the glamours ballsI should have stopped reading at 50 pages but after visiting New Port RI often and touring the homes I thought this book would be interestedNot recommended Save your time and money for something worthwhile Or if you buy it donate it to the poor and be like Consuelo give yourself a hearty dose of self congratulation for sharing

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E gold Este libro es de segunda mano y tiene o puede tener marcas y señales de su anterior propietario ISBN I think I'd enjoy a third person biography of Consuelo Vanderbilt I get the sense that there's a lot to the story than she herself presents it Fun for fans of the gilded age but for the most part not too exciting the frivolity of the London season is so tiring; weekend hunting parties at Blenheim palace are ever so tiring for the hostess; etc Then in the last twenty pages the story becomes completely and unexpectedly gripping as the author and her husband are trying to get out of the way of the Nazi invasion of France A decent read all in all if a bit slack toward the middle

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The Glitter and the Gold Book ¶ ´ Gymapparel Á ❮Download❯ ➺ The Glitter and the Gold ✤ Author Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan – Madrid 21 cm 361 p Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada Colección 'Cuadernos de memoria' Vanderbilt Balsan Consuelo 1877 1964 De laMemoria' Vanderbilt Balsan ConsueloDe la traducción María José Delgado Título original The glitter and th I've seen this book and its author take some rather harsh and I believe unwarranted criticism Granted I have a particular interest in the history of the Vanderbilts and this is the fourth or fifth book I've read involving their legacy so I was already familiar with some of what Mrs Balsan relates here However referring to her as snobbish simply because of her use of formal English and rather common French idioms says about the would be critic rather than any hubris of the writer's I very much enjoyed Consuelo's writing style managing to impart her struggles and passions without buying into the poor little rich girl narrative with which the world sought to burden her She never seeks to invoke pity I also found that she manages to talk about tireless work and great accomplishments in philanthropy without a hint of self aggrandizement In her world of such extreme comfort she found true meaning in helping othersAnother freuent complaint about The Glitter and the Gold is that too much of it reads like a list of famous people the former Duchess met and entertained Where I do find some of these passages to be a little tedious knowing your Vanderbilt history comes in handy I also think it would've been interesting to hear about her feelings during some of the well known and public events in her life However this is someone for whom publishing the painful and salacious details would have been untoward I think the Downton Abbey craze helps sales of books like these but then also condemns them to undue criticism when the story doesn't move along like a romance novel The Countess of Carnarvon's books on Highlclere Castle are great examples of this much of the real and very interesting history of Highclere can be found in the plot of the tv show but people find the books boring because they're not juicy enough My suggestion for anyone truly interested in the history and culture of this period or this family is to read Alva and Consuelo Vanderbilt first I think that book gives a far complete picture and that this book makes a nice supplement to it Overall a very enjoyable read