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

3.8 avg rating
( 229 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781843541592: Fortune's Daughters: The Extravagant Lives of the Jerome Sisters - Jennie Churchill, Clara Frewen and Leonie Leslie
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"'Astonishing' Anne de Courcy, Dally Mail 'A juicy family saga in which no stone is left unturned.' Katie Hickman, Sunday Times 'Multiple biography is not an easy form to handle but Elisabeth Kehoe has done it superlatively well, weaving a fascinating family saga against the historical background of nineteenth-century New York, Paris and London.' Sarah Bradford, Literary Review"

Book Description:

The first-ever full biography of the ravishing Jerome sisters: young, gifted Americans who married into the apex of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy and took princes and kings as their lovers.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kehoe, Elisabeth
Published by Atlantic Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 1843541599 ISBN 13: 9781843541592
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Books, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111843541599

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Elisabeth Kehoe
Published by Atlantic Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 1843541599 ISBN 13: 9781843541592
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Books, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1843541599

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
74.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kehoe, Elisabeth
Published by Atlantic Books (2005)
ISBN 10: 1843541599 ISBN 13: 9781843541592
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hurley Books
(Mevagissey, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Atlantic Books, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. All books sent from a real bookshop in Cornwall, UK. Please contact us if you need any help. Seller Inventory # mon0000111679

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
91.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds