Non-fiction book about the phenomen of American girls coming to England to marry into the aristocracy in the late eighteen-early nineteen hundreds. Apparently, it was such a phenomenon that Edith Wharton wrote a book about it called The Buccaneers. Boy, do I wish I’d read that book instead. This one was a companion to the last one I posted, for the book club, but this one was far worse. It was one of the most horribly designed books I’ve ever read. Pictures just scattered willy-nilly and charts and text boxes everywhere. It didn’t function as any kind of narrative, jumped all around the place in terms of chronology. Boy, this was a bad book. Strongly Warned Against. ½ star.
tl;dr – confusingly structured, horribly designed non-fiction book about a completely non-interesting period in history. ½ star.