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England's Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton (Paperback)
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England's Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 07/06/2007
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A dramatic, sparkling tale of sex, glamour, intrigue, romance and heartbreak, England's Mistress traces the rise and rise of the gorgeous Emma Hamilton. Born into poverty, she clawed her way up through London's underworlds of sex for sale to become England's first media superstar. Nothing could stand in the way of her dreams- except her self-destructive desires. Drawing on hundreds of previously undiscovered letters, and told with a novelist's flair, England's Mistress captures the relentless drive, innovative style and burning passion of a true heroine. In a world of tabloid fame and three-minute wonders, Emma's life is truly a tale for our time.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099451839
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This rich and bouncy biography of a driven woman - mad for fashion, mad on passion - makes Posh look like a novice" * Good Housekeeping *
"Sparkling like Emma's pawned diamonds ... Finally makes us understand why Nelson needed to be prised out of Emma's embrace to fight Napoleon..." * Daily Mail *
"It is the thoroughness of the research and attention to detail that make Kate Williams' new biography of Emma Hamilton so interesting. The iconic Emma has been continuously reimagined since her lover Nelson's death, but Williams offers a new portrait" * The Independent *
"Kate Williams has done a wonderful job recreating the life of the woman she wants us to relate to...This is an immensely colourful, readable portrait that revels in Emma's resilience and her ability to surmount what look to us now to be unimaginable odds" * Independent on Sunday *
"Gallops along like a gripping novel, with an utterly believable and sympathetic character at its heart" * Chesire Life *

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“England's Mistress”

Really interesting and illuminating book about an historic figure who everyone knows, but knows so little about

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19th January 2012
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