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Indiscretions Of Lady Susan [Lady Susan Townley] (1922 ) Susan Mary Keppel Townley

Indiscretions Of Lady Susan [Lady Susan Townley] (1922 )

Susan Mary Keppel Townley

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CONTENTS: * CHAPTER I LOOKING BACK I raise the Curtain with tales of my grandfather, and stories of my father and his family, including myself. * CHAPTER II LISBON Lisbon in the days of King Carlos People I met there, and how I once diplomaticallyMoreCONTENTS: * CHAPTER I LOOKING BACK I raise the Curtain with tales of my grandfather, and stories of my father and his family, including myself. * CHAPTER II LISBON Lisbon in the days of King Carlos People I met there, and how I once diplomatically fainted to avoid trouble with a German swashbuckler. * CHAPTER III BERLIN Berlin society as I knew it Recollections of the Emperor Frederick, and of the ex-Kaiser before and after he came to the throneHow Cecil Rhodes directed the Kaisers ambitions towards BaghdadWhat the English in Berlin suffered during the Boer War, and how the Kaiser wanted to show us how to win it.* CHAPTER IVROMEWe are transferred to RomeThe tragedy of King HumbertI see the pagan relics of Rome with Professor Boni, and have a private audience with the Pope.* CHAPTER VPEKINGThe fascination of ChinaHumours of my Chinese cooks that were not always amusingI become friendly with the famous Empress-Dowager and am admitted to the intimacy of her PalaceThe pitiful little EmperorThe belated, fantastic funeral of Li Hung ChangA lightning trip, and the bet I won of Sir Claude Macdonald.* CHAPTER VIAN INTERLUDE* CHAPTER VIICONSTANTINOPLEConstantinople from withinAbdul Hamid, the little wizened old despot, his subtle cruelties and cowardice in private and public lifeThe secrets of the harem, and the bitter cry of the Turkish women.* CHAPTER VIIIIN THE HOLY LANDA tour through the Holy LandWonders of the Holy CityA caravan journey to DamascusPilgrims returning from MeccaHow the Kaiser looted Palestine.* CHAPTER IXAMERICAWashington, the Mecca of diplomatistsWe are eulogized at first by the American PressWhat America is likeIts hurry and social ambitionAmerican wives and their husbandsA visit to the Bowery Opium densA lost EnglishwomanHow I offended some American journalistsWhat they said of me and what I think of them.* CHAPTER XTHE ARGENTINERacing in the Argentine The wickedest city in the worldThe prudishness of Argentine womenLove-making as it is doneA delightful visit to a great estanciaA remarkable Devonshire family and how the father of it was tamed.* CHAPTER XIBUCHARESTWhen Carmen Sylva was Queen of RumaniaWhat she did for her peopleThe beauty and charm of Princess Marie, now Queen of the RumaniansSocial lifePeculiar views of marriageThe Huns in BucharestMr. Lloyd George on M. Clemenceau, and M. Clemenceau on Mr. Lloyd George.* CHAPTER XIIPERSIATo PersiaStrange tales of Shah Nasr-ed-DinThe boy who did not want to be kingHis coronationPictures of TeheranAn exciting and perilous journey to London and back.* CHAPTER XIIIBELGIUMMy work for the Censorship in LondonWe go to The HagueBritish prisoners of warA visit to ZeebruggeI follow up the retiring Germans BrugesThe underground club of the U-boat officersAn eye-witness of how Captain Fryatt went to his deathThe devastation of WarThe tragic glory of Ypres, and how the King of the Belgians re-entered the martyred town.* CHAPTER XIVHOLLANDThe end of the War How the fugitive ex-Kaiser came to Maarn, and how by chance I saw him arriveThe story of the little Dutch soldier who would not let him cross the frontierThe outcast EmperorWhere the Germans had been Rejoicing in Antwerp and BrusselsThe Belgian King has his own againTales of the German RevolutionThreats of revolution in HollandQueen Wilhelminas courageThat tired feeling.* CHAPTER XVTHE INDISCRETIONS OF LADY SUSAN