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Biographer Amanda Foreman describes astutely the mess that surrounded the personal relationships of the aristocratic subculture (Georgiana and the duke engaged for many years in a ménage à trois with Lady Elizabeth Fraser, who inveigled her way into the duke's bed and the duchess's heart). Foreman is, by her own admission, a little in love with her subject, which can lead to occasional lapses of perspective, but generally it adds zest to a narrative built on, rather than burdened by, scholarship, that is at once accessible and learned. An impressive debut, in every sense. --David Vincent, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I found this book to be very well researched and very well written.
In addition to the wonderful insight Foreman provides on Georgian's life, the book is also an excellent source of 18th century British political and social commentary.
If you are a history buff and enjoy biographies, this is a great book.
Fascinating insight into the lives of high powered players of the 18th century. Georgiana was a woman before her time who knew how to wield incredible political influence before... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Silence Dogood
I bought this book after I saw the movie. To me it was very dry and boring and too much about politics. Though I did enjoy reading of her life. Read morePublished 5 days ago by K. Moore
Forget Kiera Knightly's dreadful movie on Georgiana, the only thing they got right on that was the costumes. This biography gives you the real scoop on the Bon Ton.Published 24 days ago by L. Dearborn
If you are a history buff and enjoy biographies, this is a great book. The author has pulled together many sources, including letters from Georgiana and people of the period who... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allison
Nearly two centuries before Lady Diana Spencer captured the attention of the media of her day, another Spencer woman made waves and headlines in London. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Annette Ranald
Loved, loved , loved it!! Very interesting!! Very well written! I would love to read other books by this author.Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth
The Duchess is an interesting story up to a point. Then the author gives a blow by blow daily account of the battles that the poor little Duchess faces. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer