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It looks like Greg King has a new book coming out! It's not about royalty per se, but the closest thing we Americans have got--the Astors!

http://www.amazon.com/Season-Splendor-Court-Astor-Gilded/dp/0470185694/ref=pd_ys_qtk_fr_img?pf_rd_p=236215701&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=home&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0QDBR9S3HF1AM52EZ68P



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Re: New Book by Greg King
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 05:59:50 PM »
I hope he'll still publish the biography of Ernie.

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Re: New Book by Greg King
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 10:15:40 PM »
A request:

Please include the title of the book in the subject line when starting a fresh thread! This book won't be new forever, and such non-specific subject lines make searching for information on a particular book much more difficult later on.
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Re: New Book about the Astors by Greg King
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 08:53:05 AM »
It looks like Greg King has a new book coming out! It's not about royalty per se, but the closest thing we Americans have got--the Astors!

http://www.amazon.com/Season-Splendor-Court-Astor-Gilded/dp/0470185694/ref=pd_ys_qtk_fr_img?pf_rd_p=236215701&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=home&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0QDBR9S3HF1AM52EZ68P


You can read a bit more about it here: -

http://www.directarticle.org/Season_of_Splendor.html

This is Greg's own view of it, and actually we have also just put up several other pages about his other books, which I will announce elsewhere on the site in appropriate places (e.g. in the links section).
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Re: New Book about the Astors by Greg King
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2008, 02:51:37 PM »
I understand that Greg King is also going to write a book about Fanny Lear. Does anyone know about this? Thanks Amelia

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Re: New Book about the Astors by Greg King
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 09:43:01 AM »
Hi,

I was given this book for my birthday and am enjoying it quite a lot!

The full name is "A Season of Splendor - The Court of Mrs. Astor in the Gilded Age" by Greg King...
ISBN - 978-0-470-18560-8.

I am just at page 86 now and have had the best laugh of a long time:-
Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish (Mamie Fish) was known for her caustic 'putdowns' and one of her rivals was Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt (Alva Vanderbilt).
Upon hearing that Mamie had said she (Alva) looked like a 'frog', Alva confronted Mamie and declared angrily, "You said I looked like a frog!"...
"No, no, not a frog!" Mamie shot back;  "A toad, my pet, a toad!'....

A good laugh for the day and I thank Greg - and Mamie for it!!

Larry

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Re: New Book about the Astors by Greg King
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 11:48:03 AM »
Thank you for reminding me, Larry. I have been meaning to order that book but forgot about it.

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Re: New Book about the Astors by Greg King
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 02:32:40 PM »
Hi Robert,

It's a wonderful book to read while having tea and crumpets or tea and scones - well tea anyway!!!
And, you can hold your pinkie up and pretend you're amongst 'the hoi-poloi'...

I know you'll enjoy it!!

Larry