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Duchess by Amanda Foreman
Book DescriptionSex, 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 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007290796
(125mm x 142mm x mm)
Imprint: William Collins
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.
Duchess, Paperback (August 2008)
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.
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)» View all books by Amanda Foreman
An exciting retelling of one of the moments that shook the world - Waterloo, one of the truly decisive battles of history.
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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 18th Century British History from Oxford University. She is married with five children. Since 2005 she has a been a Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary College, London University.
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