2010 Richmond Literature Festival
LONDON LIBRARY READING
My Last Duchess
Saturday 13 November, 7.30pm
American University, Richmond
£5 (£4 students)
On Saturday 13th November 7.30pm the University will be hosting one of the talks in the 2010 Richmond Literature Festival. This event is looking to be very popular and tickets are selling fast, if you are interested in coming along please go to the online booking page at : www.richmondliterature.comwww.richmondliterature.com or book by phone 020 8831 6494 Mon-Fri 10am-4.30 pm.
Daisy Goodwin’s debut novel My Last Duchess centres on an American heiress who married into the British aristocracy at the end of the nineteenth century. The book is based on real stories from the American ‘dollar princesses’ who made an enormous impact on British high society at the turn of the century: women like Jennie Jerome, Winston Churchill’s mother, or Consuelo Vanderbilt, who married the Duke of Marlborough – the marriage was spectacularly unhappy, but the Vanderbilt money meant that Blenheim Palace and its treasures were saved.
Daisy Goodwin will talk about some of the exciting stories she discovered when researching her book and the real people behind her characters.
Copies of the full festival programme are available from the Taylor library counter.
Link to this page: http://www.richmond.ac.uk/n/998.aspx