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Mary Nesbit will serve as an antidote to Austin's heroines and proves herself a strong woman of remarkably strong character. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Beatus Lucey
Throughly enjoyable book. The Elgin marbles are on the news again and this book helps to explain their story.Published 10 months ago by grb
I did not like the constant reference to nobility and the tracing of birthrights instead of merit. Also did not like the acts of Mary Elgin illegally transporting marbles to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Milton Karafilis
Interesting story of a woman I'd never heard of before. She was very intelligent & ahead of her times. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jane Hahn
An amazing life story, intriguing, exciting and packed with factual information (, documented by letters and references), the story
of the Countess of Elgin reads like a... Read more
The story from Mary's viewpoint. And quite a big story it is. Mary's money financed the marbles. She troops around after him often pregnant, at sea and on donkey back while he... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marilyn Matheny
Enjoyed it immensely . Historically fascinating.One of the few women in UK to show great strength of purposePublished 14 months ago by Mary reader