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Vintage Review: Lord Loveland Discovers America

Lord Loveland Discovers America, by those automobile fiends A.M. and C.N. Williamson, is sort of a sequel to Lady Betty Across the Water — Val (short for Percival, one of the Marquis of Loveland’s many names) is Betty’s cousin, and although he’s said to resemble Betty in many things, I’m pretty sure his massive ego …

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Travel

A Truly Transatlantic Society

The wealthy and well-born have always had their Grand Tours and foreign processions, but the Age of Steam and Electricity, if not the explosion of colossal wealth born from these two elements, made traveling for leisure a class-wide pastime. Thomas Cook opened travel to middle-class Britons, and Baedeker’s guide-books brought sophistication. However, it was the …

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