An Unlikely Countess: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway

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In this biography, Louise Carpenter examines the eccentric life of Lily Budge, Countess of Galloway. Lily was born into working class Scottish poverty in 1916, ran a kindergarten, a boarding house for French academics and found God before marrying when in her 50s a man she thought was a tramp/monk but who was, in fact, Lord Garlies, the future 13th Earl of Galloway. The subsequent family feud made headlines. The marriage was a disaster and the tone of Lily's life changed from pathos to high camp. She became housekeeper to ...

An Unlikely Countess: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway 2006, HarperCollins (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780007108800

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