Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (Paperback)Amanda Foreman (author)
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Sex, intrigue and adultery in the world of high politics and huge wealth in late eighteenth-century England.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the eighteenth century. The great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, she was variously a compulsive gambler, a political savante and operator of the highest order, a drug addict, an adulteress and the darling of the common people.
This authoritative, utterly absorbing book presents a mesmerizing picture of a fascinating world of political and sexual intrigues, grand houses, huge parties, glamour and great wealth - always on the edge of being squandered by the excesses and scandals of individuals.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm
Antonia Fraser, Literary Review
`Well-written, extensively researched and highly readable... Gripping'
Stella Tillyard, Mail on Sunday
`An outstanding debut by a young biographer fully in control of her sources, and with an easy and elegant writing style'
Roy Strong, Sunday Times
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