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Coauthor of Downton Abbey inspiration TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD

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When Julian Fellowes was approached to create the now immensely popular Downton Abbey TV series, he was reading TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD, by Gail McColl and Carol McD. Wallace, which he calls “a marvelous and entertaining study of the American girls who came over to England, mostly between 1890 and 1914, to marry into the British aristocracy.” As a result, Lady Cora (played by Elizabeth McGovern) was the first character he imagined. It occurred to him that “while it must have been wonderful for these girls to begin with, what happened twenty-five years later when they were freezing in a house in Cheshire, aching for Long Island?”

TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD explores both the glamour and the misfortune that greeted some 100+ newly minted American heiresses who, having been snubbed by the Social Register, invaded Britannia to swap dollars for titles. First published in 1989, this book has been reissued for Downton Abbey fans. From their courtships to their welcome (or not) by new in-laws; from their magnificent wardrobes to the even more magnificent jewels they acquired through marriage; and from the pressure to produce an heir to the affairs that frequently warmed up frigid rooms when husbands were away on expeditions—it’s all here. Carol Wallace has collected photographs and anecdotes into a lively and gossipy talk and Powerpoint presentation, which she has given at historic houses and libraries, and to various organizations.

Born in Connecticut to a reporter father and a bookseller mother and having grown up next door to a library, Carol Wallace was destined to become a writer. After graduating from Princeton, she worked briefly in book publishing, then coauthored the bestselling The Official Preppy Handbook. Since then she has written twenty more books and dozens of magazine articles in the areas of humor, social history, parenting, and fiction. In 2006, she received an M.A. in art history from Columbia. Research for her master’s thesis was the basis for her 2011 historical novel Leaving Van Gogh, and she has just completed another novel, Madame Manet.

Carol lives in New York City with her husband and two children. She justifies her ten-book-a-month reading habit with a blog.

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Carol Mcd. Wallace

Coauthor of Downton Abbey inspiration TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD

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Carol Mcd. Wallace Biography

When Julian Fellowes was approached to create the now immensely popular Downton Abbey TV series, he was reading TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD, by Gail McColl and Carol McD. Wallace, which he calls “a marvelous and entertaining study of the American girls who came over to England, mostly between 1890 and 1914, to marry into the British aristocracy.” As a result, Lady Cora (played by Elizabeth McGovern) was the first character he imagined. It occurred to him that “while it must have been wonderful for these girls to begin with, what happened twenty-five years later when they were freezing in a house in Cheshire, aching for Long Island?”

TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD explores both the glamour and the misfortune that greeted some 100+ newly minted American heiresses who, having been snubbed by the Social Register, invaded Britannia to swap dollars for titles. First published in 1989, this book has been reissued for Downton Abbey fans. From their courtships to their welcome (or not) by new in-laws; from their magnificent wardrobes to the even more magnificent jewels they acquired through marriage; and from the pressure to produce an heir to the affairs that frequently warmed up frigid rooms when husbands were away on expeditions—it’s all here. Carol Wallace has collected photographs and anecdotes into a lively and gossipy talk and Powerpoint presentation, which she has given at historic houses and libraries, and to various organizations.

Born in Connecticut to a reporter father and a bookseller mother and having grown up next door to a library, Carol Wallace was destined to become a writer. After graduating from Princeton, she worked briefly in book publishing, then coauthored the bestselling The Official Preppy Handbook. Since then she has written twenty more books and dozens of magazine articles in the areas of humor, social history, parenting, and fiction. In 2006, she received an M.A. in art history from Columbia. Research for her master’s thesis was the basis for her 2011 historical novel Leaving Van Gogh, and she has just completed another novel, Madame Manet.

Carol lives in New York City with her husband and two children. She justifies her ten-book-a-month reading habit with a blog.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Carol Mcd. Wallace for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Carol Mcd. Wallace, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Carol Mcd. Wallace or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Carol Mcd. Wallace?

    Booking fees for Carol Mcd. Wallace, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Carol Mcd. Wallace, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Carol Mcd. Wallace?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Carol Mcd. Wallace for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carol Mcd. Wallace for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Carol Mcd. Wallace or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Carol Mcd. Wallace or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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