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Description - Mary Anne by Daphne Du Maurier

'Like its heroine the book is possessed of such unforgettably vivid charm that one is seduced' L. S. Hilton, author of Maestra

In Regency London, the only way for a woman to succeed is to beat men at their own game. So when Mary Anne Clarke seeks an escape from her squalid surroundings in Bowling Inn Alley, she ventures first into the scurrilous world of the pamphleteers. Her personal charms are such, however, that before long she comes to the notice of the Duke of York.

With her taste for luxury and power, Mary Anne, now a royal mistress, must aim higher. Her lofty connections allow her to establish a thriving trade in military commissions, provoking a scandal that rocks the government - and brings personal disgrace.

A vivid portrait of overweening ambition, MARY ANNE is set during the Napoleonic Wars and based on the life of du Maurier's own great-great-grandmother.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844080885
ISBN-10: 1844080889
Format: Paperback / softback
(208mm x 130mm x 26mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.

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