The Resource Queen bees : six brilliant and extraordinary society hostesses between the wars, Siân Evans

Queen bees : six brilliant and extraordinary society hostesses between the wars, Siân Evans

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Queen bees : six brilliant and extraordinary society hostesses between the wars
Title
Queen bees
Title remainder
six brilliant and extraordinary society hostesses between the wars
Statement of responsibility
Siân Evans
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Queen Bees looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being society hostesses, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, and Mrs Greville, who cultivated relationships with Edward VII, as well as Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax. Written with wit, verve and heart, Queen Bees is the story of a form of societal revolution, and the extraordinary women who helped it happen. In the aftermath of the First World War, the previously strict hierarchies of the British class system were weakened. For a number of ambitious, spirited women, this was the chance they needed to slip through the cracks and take their place at the top of society as the great hostesses of the time. In an age when the place of women was uncertain, becoming a hostess was not a chore, but a career choice, and though some of the hostesses' backgrounds were surprisingly humble, their aspirations were anything but. During the inter-war years these extraordinary women ruled over London society from their dining tables and salons - entertaining everyone from the Mosleys to the Mitfords, from millionaires to maharajahs, from film stars to royalty - and their influence can still be felt today
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Siân
Dewey number
941.0820922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greville, Margaret
  • Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor
  • Colefax, Sibyl
  • Cunard, Maud Alice Burke
  • Corrigan, Laura Mae
  • Londonderry, Edith Helen Vane-Tempest-Stewart
  • Upper class women
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Upper class
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Queen bees : six brilliant and extraordinary society hostesses between the wars, Siân Evans
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473618039
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Queen bees : six brilliant and extraordinary society hostesses between the wars, Siân Evans
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473618039
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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