to marry an english lord, new cover and old cover

I’ve been in possession of the original copy for about five years, and I’ve loved it ever since my first read. It really is, as a reporter for the Kansas City Star gushed in an interview with one of the co-authors, Carol McD. Wallace, “like a 400-page history class”. Needless to say, I certainly did not expect secondhand copies to match the price of a college-level history course when Julian Fellowes told the New York Times it was a direct inspiration for Downton Abbey. Since overpriced secondhand books are my particular bête noire, I was very pleased to discover that this amazing book was being reissued twenty-three years after its initial publication–and better yet, it was also being released e-book format!

You can tell how much I highly, highly recommend this book by the fact that I now own the original copy, the new copy, and an e-book copy. Both print versions are identical inside the cover, so no worries over omissions, edits, or changes, and I can honestly say that the e-book version (at least the epub version, since I own a Sony PRS-700) manages to retain every bit of text and every image in the print book. Since I can’t think of anything more to say besides incoherent gushing over the masses of information, the great photographs and illustrations, and the now-accessible bibliography (thanks to Google Books), go off and buy!

Amazon Print and Kindle, Kobo, B&N Nook and Print, and Sony Ebook.

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4 Comments on Friday Reads: To Marry An English Lord

  1. Mary Tod
    May 4, 2012 at 6:59 AM (8 years ago)

    Decided to buy it for a mother’s day gift. Great suggestion.

    • Evangeline Holland
      May 4, 2012 at 11:10 AM (8 years ago)

      @Mary: I hope they enjoy the book!

  2. Jillian Lark
    May 4, 2012 at 9:49 AM (8 years ago)


    I love this book, too. It has been a while since I read it, so it’s definitely time for a reread. Thanks for the reminder!