Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox 1740 - 1832 (Paperback)Stella Tillyard (author)
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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 416 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm
A dazzling achievement: an extraordinary story told by a phenomenally gifted writer. Within its gripping narrative lies a wonderfully rich reconstruction of the world of the Hanoverian elite, its virtues and vices wittily and movingly related -- Simon Schama
Aristocrats is a wonderful panorama of a book -- Victoria Glendinning * Literary Review *
Their story is on one level as hard to put down as any of the fashionable French novels that were Caroline's favourite reading. On another it re-explores a century's history seen, so to speak, inside out through the eyes of four remarkable women who started young, lived long, did much, wrote more and have found a scarcely less remarkable biographer in Stella Tillyard -- Hilary Spurling * Daily Telegraph *
Tillyard's moving and often brilliant book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of aristocracy and enormously entertaining reading for everyone else -- Linda Colley * Observer *
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