A Scandalous Life by Mary S. LovellA Scandalous Life by Mary S. Lovell

A Scandalous Life

byMary S. Lovell

Paperback | June 2, 2003

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The biography of Jane Digby, an 'enthralling tale of a nineteenth-century beauty whose heart - and hormones - ruled her head.' Harpers and QueenA celebrated aristocratic beauty, Jane Digby married Lord Ellenborough at seventeen. Their divorce a few years later was one of England s most scandalous at that time. In her quest for passionate fulfilment she had lovers which included an Austrian prince, King Ludvig I of Bavaria, and a Greek count whose infidelities drove her to the Orient. In Syria, she found the love of her life, a Bedouin nobleman, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab who was twenty years her junior.Bestselling biographer Mary Lovell has produced from Jane Digby's diaries not only a sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman, but a fascinating glimpse into the centuries-old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost.
Mary Lovell is the author of the bestselling biographies of Beryl Markham, 'Straight on Til Morning', and of Amelia Earhart, 'The Sound of Wings'. She is currently engaged on a dual biography of Richard and Isabel Burton.
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Title:A Scandalous LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:June 2, 2003Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1857024699

ISBN - 13:9781857024692

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book A fascinating tale of a woman who chose to live her life by her own rules. Filled with travel and adventure and romance. Great read.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "HIGHLY FASCINATING!" I discovered Jane Digby when reading a biography of Pamela Digby Churchill Heyward Harriman. The story of Jane Digby's life is a fascinating one involving numerous loves, adventures and travels in the 19th century. She was a woman determined to live life on her own terms regardless of the conservative social mores of her day. Her determination and curiosity took her far from England and she learned 9 languages along the way! I would have liked the author to include a genealogical tree in the book showing present day descendants.
Date published: 2006-06-04

Editorial Reviews

'A rollicking good tale.Lovell has researched widely and gives a rich picture of this remarkable woman's life.'Sunday Express'Enthralling.'Harper's and Queen'A compelling narrative. Jane Digby's sins make a wonderfully good read.'Sunday Telegraph'A sympathetic readable biography.'Daily Telegraph