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Duchess by Amanda Foreman
Book DescriptionA tale of decadence and excess, great houses and wild parties, love and sexual intrigue, this biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, casts an astonishing new light on the nobility of eighteenth-century England. Fashionable, extravagant and universally adored, Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the most influential women of her day. But her flamboyant public persona hid a multitude of personal troubles: drug addiction, vast gambling debts, an unhappy menage a trois with her husband and best friend, and a doomed affair with the future prime minister. Like her descendant, Diana, Princess of Wales, Georgiana was a vulnerable woman living the life of an icon. This utterly absorbing biography, recently made into a major film starring Keira Knightley as the Duchess of Devonshire, paints a touching portrait of a misunderstood woman.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007285754
(197mm x 130mm x 31mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Amanda Foreman
World on Fire, Paperback / softback (June 2012)
In this brilliant narrative, Foreman tells the fascinating story of the American Civil War--and the major role played by Britain and its citizens in that epic struggle. Foreman reveals the decisions, personal triumphs, and sacrifices that ultimately led to the reunification of America.
Kristallnacht, Paperback (August 2007)
One of our most eminent historians presents a powerful look at the buildup to and aftermath of one of the most decisive moments of World War II - Kristallnacht - not only for the Jewish population suddenly identified as a group to be destroyed, but also in terms of the international response it inspired and its larger implications.
Waterloo, Paperback (February 2006)
An exciting retelling of one of the moments that shook the world - Waterloo, one of the truly decisive battles of history.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Paperback (June 1999)» View all books by Amanda Foreman
Sex, intrigue and adultery in the world of high politics and huge wealth in late eighteenth-century England.
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Author Biography - Amanda Foreman
Amanda Foreman was born in London in 1968. She was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University in New York, before receiving her doctorate in Eighteenth-Century British History from Oxford University. Since 2005 she has a been a Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary College, London. She is married with five children.
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