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The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Fourteen

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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“The harried hostess, society woman, debutante and instructress of poise.”  Those are the words used to describe the dramatist known as Ruth Draper. On January

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The Dowager’s Diary: New York City’s Downton Abbey – Week Six

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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The month of November, 1912 began with a chill in the air, but none so biting as in Kate Roosevelt’s tone when she wrote in

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Laura Dave’s The First Husband:
Sometimes Love Gets Messy

Monday, May 21st, 2012
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Annie Adams loves the film Roman Holiday. “It was my comfort movie,” she says. “It was, quite simply, my comfort.” Unfortunately for Annie, every viewing

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