Download the last debutante in pdf or read the last debutante in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the last debutante in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



The Last Debutante

Author: Julia London
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439175527
Size: 37.16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 5095
Download and Read
Who is the captive and who is the captor? When a sexy laird holds a spirited English lady for ransom, she turns the tables and steals his heart. The lush Scottish Highlands are a tempting setting for seduction in New York Times bestselling author Julia London’s sparkling new novel. The last person Daria Babcock expects to find in her grandmother’s home is a brawny, naked Highlander. She doesn’t buy Mamie’s explanation about finding the poor man shot in the woods. Nor does she trust the gorgeous laird, who insists his own memory fails him. But Daria came to Scotland looking for adventure and romance, and after the intriguing stranger kidnaps her, she gets her wish—and so much more. . . .

The Last Debutante

Author: Lesley Lokko
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 1409142558
Size: 66.55 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 774
Download and Read
A captivating family drama about sisters and long-held secrets spanning from the 1930s to the present day, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey. 1936, Chalfont Hall, Dorset, and as the dressmaker puts the last pins in her dress, thirteen-year-old Kit is wondering why she has to go through the charade of seeing her sister Lily presented at Court. With her waves of auburn hair and her piercing green eyes, Kit knows that her sister's place on the social scene is guaranteed regardless of her dress, and as the door to a life of parties and eligible young men opens for Lily, Kit must make do with tiptoeing around the gallery of Chalfont, eavesdropping on the conversations of the grown-ups. But the arrival one evening of a distinctly German visitor soon sets in motion a chain of events that none of the family could have anticipated. Years later, the aftershock of events will be felt by a new generation . . .

Last Curtsey

Author: Fiona MacCarthy
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265812
Size: 36.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 3340
Download and Read
Once upon a time the well-bred daughters of Britain's aristocracy took part in a female rite of passage: curtseying to the Queen. But in 1958 this ritual was coming to an end. Under pressure to shine - not least from their mothers - the girls became the focus for newspaper diarists and society photographers in a party season that stretched for months among the great houses of England, Ireland and Scotland. Fiona MacCarthy traces the stories of the girls who curtseyed that year, and shows how their lives were to open out in often very unexpected ways - as Britain itself changed irreversibly during the 1960s, and the certainties of the old order came to an end.

Debutantes And The London Season

Author: Lucinda Gosling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747813337
Size: 41.14 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3464
Download and Read
Until the middle of the last century, London's social calendar was dominated by 'the Season', a round of social events and parties during which the daughters of the upper classes made their 'debuts'. Debutantes and their families descended on the capital from all over Britain to take part in this elaborate process that in its blend of glamour, great privilege and archaic and sometimes comic ritual is emblematic of a world now lost. From the preparations and formalities of court presentation to the exhausting round of parties that followed, Debutantes and the London Season is a detailed look at a phenomenon that was central to the lives of generations of privileged young ladies.

Debutantes

Author: Diana Oswald
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847837878
Size: 26.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 5677
Download and Read
Debutantes luxuriates in this dazzling tradition--when the golden age of high-fashion and high-society converged, and glamour was born. A debutante's dress is anything but a minor detail, and this sumptuous volume delights in one stunning look after another: lace bodices and silver sequins by Chanel; Vionnet's luxurious silk brocades; the signature white satin gloves and ubiquitous feathers of the '30s; fluid frocks by Schiaparelli; the heiress-worthy designs of Claire McCardell and Valentina, especially popular with the ladies of the Whitney and Vanderbilt families; tulle and chiffon gowns by Dior and Mainbocher; sleek, one-shoulder styles by Norman Norell; not to mention the one-of-a-kind, custom-made gowns donned by countless celebutantes, such as Jackie Kennedy and Brenda Frazier (whose custom, strapless frock earned her the cover of Life magazine). Debutantes celebrates the timeless tradition with gorgeous photography from high-society and fashion documenters, such as Cecil Beaton, Toni Frissell, and Slim Aarons, as well as never-before-published pictures culled from personal collections. Traversing winter cotillions at the Waldorf, summer coming-out soirees in Newport, and bourgeois banquets in Paris, Debutantes marries high fashion and society with an eternal allure to be coveted by all ages.

Rodin S Debutante

Author: Ward Just
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547504209
Size: 70.22 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4950
Download and Read
A “beguiling and unnerving” novel of a young man haunted by an act of violence, from the award-winning author of An Unfinished Season (Booklist, starred review). As a small-town boy in the early twentieth century, Lee Goodell learned about a brutal crime—and the efforts of his father, a judge, to help cover it up. Lee would go on to attend a private boys’ school, become a sculptor, become familiar with both Chicago’s gritty South Side and its wealthy, intellectual Hyde Park, and get married. But it is his reunion with a girl from his childhood, a victim of a sexual assault she cannot remember, that will spur him to contemplate the event that marked the end of his boyhood and the beginning of his understanding of the world, in this sprawling, powerful novel by “one of the most accomplished and admirable American writers” (The Washington Post Book World). “An achievement . . . [that] fuses the romanticism of the early Kerouac and his mentor, Thomas Wolfe, with the wry humor of Richard Yates.” —The New York Times Book Review “Rodin’s Debutante is a surprising story, never going where you expect it to, and Just’s spare prose packs a solid emotional punch.” —Entertainment Weekly

The Russian Debutante S Handbook

Author: Gary Shteyngart
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781573229883
Size: 53.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1530
Download and Read
In a novel about being an outsider in America and what it means to be an American, Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, pursues his dreams of success, wealth, and a girlfriend, as his quest takes him deep into uncharted territory.

The Scoundrel And The Debutante

Author: Julia London
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1460380681
Size: 11.54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 662
Download and Read
Sparks fly in this irresistible final installment in the Cabot Sisters trilogy! Fans of Julia Quinn will love this “sinfully sexy” novel by New York Times bestselling author Julia London. The dust of the Cabot sisters' shocking plans to rescue their family from certain ruin may have settled, but Prudence Cabot is left standing in the rubble of scandal. Now regarded as an unsuitable bride, she's tainted among the ton. Yet this unwilling wallflower is ripe for her own adventure. And when an irresistibly sexy American stranger on a desperate mission enlists her help, she simply can't deny the temptation. The fate of Roan Matheson's family depends on how quickly he can find his runaway sister and persuade her to return to her betrothed. Scouring the rustic English countryside with the sensually wicked Prudence at his side—and in his bed—he's out of his element. But once Roan has a taste of the sizzling passion that can lead to forever, he must choose between his heart's obligations and its forbidden desires.

Debutante

Author: Karal Ann Marling
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 51.52 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4616
Download and Read
Provides a fascinating and entertaining look inside the world of the society debut, from the colonial era to the present day, documenting the colorful history and evolution of the tradition, and explains why this custom and its social rituals continue to persist.