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Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan: The Grandeur and the Grace

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/18/2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 At the turn of the 20th century, a young American heiress was forced to marry an English aristocrat and took up residence at Blenheim Palace, hosting Queen Victoria, Edward VII and even a young Winston Churchill. Here is the amazing but true story of the “real” Lady Grantham of ‘Downton Abbey,’ shared with us by Olivier LEBLEU, the French translator of this fascinating memoir. REGISTER
Library: Aspen Drive Library    map
Location: Meeting Room A and B
Other Information:
 A writer, historian and translator, Olivier LEBLEU lives in La Rochelle, France. Multimedia specialist, he also works for the press, television and radio. Regarding translation, his preference goes to non-fiction material. His topics are wide ranging geographically and in subject matter: from the first giraffe of France which originated in Africa, to American heiresses, to Noah´ ark.
This is his third trip to Chicago and Libertyville, where he will give several public lectures or teach at French Lycée, American high schools and colleges.
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST give 24 HOUR cancellation notice. This allows time to notify others on the waiting list.