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Elsie Burch Donald

Elsie Burch Donald was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a member of one of America's oldest families, the Polks. She was educated at Sweet Briar College in Virginia and Edinburgh University. She is the creator and editor of Debrett's Etiquette and Modern Manners and the author of The French Farmhouse: Its History, Construction and Regional Styles. She now divides her time between England and France. Nashborough is her first novel.