Sisters of Fortune





    Sisters of Fortune

    Marianne, Bess, Louisa and Emily Caton: 1788-1874

    Jehanne Wake

    Chatto & Windus 2010

    Hardback 416pp Illustrated

    9780701173081   Product Code: 21828

    Arriving in Britain from Maryland after the Battle of Waterloo, the four Caton sisters took London society by storm. Based on unpublished letters, this glorious book charts their fortunes against a glittering backdrop of money, politics and power. It tells how each overcame prejudice to forge her own destiny: Emily managed their estates back home, Bess triumphed on the London stock market, Marianne married Wellington's brother, and Louisa became Duchess of Leeds and a friend of Queen Victoria.

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