Last Curtsey

    Last Curtsey

    The End of the Debutantes

    Fiona MacCarthy

    Faber 2007

    Paperback 319pp Illustrated

    9780571228607   Product Code: 23931

    Until 1958 the daughters of Britain's aristocracy would curtsey to the Queen, a rite of passage that formed the highlight of a season of society parties in an elaborate, strictly controlled mating game. Part memoir, part social history, this book interviews the surviving debutantes to show how this arcane, archaic ritual was finally swept away, opening up their lives in new and unexpected directions.

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