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4.0 out of 5 stars Well-written account of 3 sisters with fascinating lives, 24 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Fortune's Daughters: The Extravagant Lives of the Jerome Sisters - Jennie Churchill, Clara Frewen and Leonie Leslie (Paperback)
This is a well-written account of the lives of the three Jerome sisters, American-born but who lived out their lives in late 19th / early 20th Century European society. Jennie marries into the Churchills and is mother to Winston, Leonie marries into the Anglo-Irish Leslie family, and Clara marries the spendthrift Moreton Frewen (who comes across as thoroughly unlikeable and lacking any merit). I liked the cast of characters, which included various European and British royals, aristocrats, politicians and artists.

If I have a fault, it is that I'd like the author to have been able to carry on and delve deeper into the lives of the children of the three sisters (not, I admit, that there is a chronic shortage of biographies of Winston Churchill). But it is well-written, and conveys clearly the melting-pot that emerged when British aristocracy met American money.
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