By Fiona MacCarthy
As soon as upon a time the well-bred daughters of Britain's aristocracy took half in a feminine ceremony of passage: curtseying to the Queen. yet in 1958 this ritual was once coming to an finish. stressed to polish - no longer least from their moms - the women turned the focal point for newspaper diarists and society photographers in a celebration season that stretched for months one of the nice homes of britain, eire and Scotland.
Fiona MacCarthy strains the tales of the women who curtseyed that 12 months, and indicates how their lives have been to open out in usually very unforeseen methods - as Britain itself replaced irreversibly through the Sixties, and the certainties of the outdated order got here to an finish.
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Last Curtsey: The End of the English Debutante by Fiona MacCarthy