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
mesmerising 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