Carol Wallace

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Carol Wallace, the great-great-granddaughter of Lew Wallace, is the author most recently of a new version of "Ben-Hur." It is the official tie-in of the new major film, releasing in August of 2016.

Carol is also the co-author of "To Marry an English Lord," which was one of the inspirations for "Downton Abbey," and author of the historical novel
"Leaving Van Gogh." Previous titles have included humor, parenting, and social history. In 2006 Wallace received a M.A. in art history from Columbia University. The research for her M.A. thesis provided the foundation for "Leaving van Gogh." A 1977 graduate of Princeton University, Wallace lives in New York.

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Leaving Van Gogh

3.69 avg rating — 1,364 ratings — published 2011
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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

4.33 avg rating — 278 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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All Dressed in White: The I...

3.39 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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20,001 Names For Baby

3.66 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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The Wrong House

3.12 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1994
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The Greatest Baby Name Book...

3.48 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Elbows Off the Table, Napki...

3.50 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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The Penguin Classic Baby Na...

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Dance: A Very Social History

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Waking Dream

3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
"Fantastic! Characters you care about, history, love, everything. Fast read and good writing."
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"The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore is a 2016 Random House publication.


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Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
"He gets ill, they move, she is unhappy, he gets ill, they move, she is unhappy, he gets....and this continues unabated for hundreds of miserable pages. "
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“When out driving with his mistress, a gentleman places her at his left hand so that everyone he meets will know she is not his wife.”
Carol McD. Wallace, To Marry an English Lord

“Any aspirant who deviated from the standards laid down by Mrs. Astor and Ward McAllister was doomed. A big house, tasteful parties, fine horses, a reasonably presentable husband guaranteed nothing. If Mrs. Astor refused to know you, you might as well be living in Cleveland.”
Carol McD. Wallace, To Marry an English Lord

“Being perfectly turned out, from kid slippers to lace parasol, including pearl-embroidered petticoats and the third new pair of gloves that day, was the exclusive province of the American woman. More, it was her patriotic duty. The daughters of dukes could indulge in loose-waisted “pre-Raphaelite” dresses, but Americans had to look like aristocrats.”
Carol McD. Wallace, To Marry an English Lord

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