A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby (Paperback)Mary S. Lovell (author)
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The biography of Jane Digby, an `enthralling tale of a nineteenth-century beauty whose heart - and hormones - ruled her head.' Harpers and Queen
A celebrated aristocratic beauty, Jane Digby married Lord Ellenborough at seventeen. Their divorce a few years later was one of England s most scandalous at that time. In her quest for passionate fulfilment she had lovers which included an Austrian prince, King Ludvig I of Bavaria, and a Greek count whose infidelities drove her to the Orient. In Syria, she found the love of her life, a Bedouin nobleman, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab who was twenty years her junior.
Bestselling biographer Mary Lovell has produced from Jane Digby's diaries not only a sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman, but a fascinating glimpse into the centuries-old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
`A rollicking good tale...Lovell has researched widely and gives a rich picture of this remarkable woman's life.'
Harper's and Queen
`A compelling narrative... Jane Digby's sins make a wonderfully good read.'
`A sympathetic readable biography.'
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