Duchess by Amanda Foreman
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By Amanda Foreman

The Duchess

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Duchess by Amanda Foreman

Book Description

A 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 Details

ISBN: 9780007285754
ISBN-10: 0007285752
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 31mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: HarperPerennial
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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