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Fortune's Daughters

The Extravagant Lives of the Jerome Sisters - Jennie Churchill, Clara Frewen and Leonie Leslie

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Fortune's Daughters: The Extravagant Lives of the Jerome Sisters - Jennie Churchill, Clara Frewen and Leonie Leslie by Elisabeth Kehoe
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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

Author Biography

Elisabeth Kehoe took her doctorate in history at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. This is her first book.
Release date NZ
September 23rd, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16 b/w plates
Imprint
Atlantic Books
Pages
304
Dimensions
164x242x43
ISBN-13
9781843541585
Product ID
1698239

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