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Georgiana, Duchess Of Devonshire

by Amanda Foreman

Harper Collins Canada Ltd. | July 15, 1998 | Hardcover |

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" 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. "

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 6.3 × 8.27 × in

Published: July 15, 1998

Publisher: Harper Collins Canada Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002556685

ISBN - 13: 9780002556682

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Georgiana, Duchess Of Devonshire

by Amanda Foreman

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 6.3 × 8.27 × in

Published: July 15, 1998

Publisher: Harper Collins Canada Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0002556685

ISBN - 13: 9780002556682

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" 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. "

About the Author

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Amanda Foreman is the daughter of Carl Foreman (producer 'Born Free' and co-writer of 'High Noon' and 'The Bridge On the River Kwai'). She was born in London, brought up in California, but educated in England. Afterwards she attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University in New York. Since 1991 she has been a researcher at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. In 1993 she was awarded the Henrietta Jex Blake Senior Scholarship. She is a contributor to the Longman 'Gender in History' series, published in 1997, and also to the 'New Dictionary of Biography'.

Amanda Foreman has written for many newspapers, including the 'Independent, The Times', the 'Sunday Telegraph' and the 'Express'. She currently lives in London and is at work on her new book, an imaginative reconstruction of a conspiracy and double murder during the short peace between England and France in 1802.

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Sex, intrigue and adultery in the political world of late 18th-century England are to be found in this biography by Amanda Foreman. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the most flamboyant women of her era. She was a compulsive gambler, a political savant, a drug addict, an adulteress and the favourite of the common people. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire is an authoritative and absorbing account of her mesmerizing world of political and romantic intrigues, grand houses, huge parties, glamour, wealth and scandal.
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