|Pages/Publication Date:||288 / 2019|
Land, houses, and money tumbled from one generation to the next on the 800-acre estate built by Janny Scott's investment banker great-grandfather on Philadelphia's Main Line. Here Scott explores how that world shaped her charming, unknowable father, Robert Montgomery Scott, an heir caught in the grip of addiction and buried secrets. Scott also tells the story of her grandmother, Helen Hope Scott, a socialite and horsewoman said to have inspired Katherine Hepburn's character in the The Philadelphia Story. In our current Gilded Age, new fortunes are being amassed, Scott considers here, but does anyone wonder how it will all play out, 100 years hence?