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Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire - Amanda Foreman

Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire

Paperback Published: 24th February 1999
ISBN: 9780006550167
Number Of Pages: 496

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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.

'Mesmerizing' 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

ISBN: 9780006550167
ISBN-10: 0006550169
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 24th February 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 12.1 x 20.1  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.36