Duchess by Amanda Foreman
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Duchess by Amanda Foreman

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Now a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire, one of England s richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time. But Georgiana s public success concealed an unhappy marriage, a gambling addiction, drinking, drug-taking, and rampant love affairs with the leading politicians of the day. With penetrating insight, Amanda Foreman reveals a fascinating woman whose struggle against her own weaknesses, whose great beauty and flamboyance, and whose determination to play a part in the affairs of the world make her a vibrant, astonishingly contemporary figure."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812979695
ISBN-10: 0812979699
Format: Paperback / softback
(205mm x 131mm x 29mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Duchess by Amanda Foreman Duchess, Paperback (August 2008)

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Author Biography - Amanda Foreman

Amanda Foreman is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. She won the Whitbread Prize for Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. She is married with five children, and lives in both New York and London.

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