Life. It’s funny, you know? Like the time both of us were sick for so long that we couldn’t record Catherine the Great Part 2 for this week’s show but, instead, have this conversation between Beckett and Carol Wallace?
Funny in a “well, that’s a little different” way.
In 2010 one of us- Beckett- wanted to hear a podcast like her favorite book of all time, To Marry an English Lord, by Gail MacColl and Carol Wallace, but couldn’t find one. So we made one.
In 2014 we had drinks with Carol Wallace.
In 2015 this conversation was recorded and lived in a computer until now.
There is talk of Downton Abbey (also inspired by Carol’s book) THIS IS THE SYNOPSIS OF THE EPISODE REFERENCED and some of our favorite Gilded Age Heiresses (THIS IS THE GILDED AGE HEIRESSES EPISODE) including Jennie Jerome (THIS IS OUR EPISODE ON HER LIFE). ( All links open in a new window- go check them out, we’ll be right here when you are done.)
If you would like to read more of Carol’s work (you do) THIS IS HER CURRENT WEBSITE and THIS IS A TREASURE trove of over 500 reviews of books she has read. If you haven’t watched her in the three-part Smithsonian documentary, Million Dollar American Princesses...why not? It’s fabulous.
And we are both feeling much better!