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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.
Loved it. History is so interesting when you can watch it like this.Published 21 days ago by the flintstone
Written very well :) Thorough, complete story of one of the strangest aristocratic relationship I've ever heard of! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michelle Y
Great seller! Book was as described and shipped quickly. Thank you.Published 1 month ago by Mary Elizabth
I loved this book. Every single page. I do agree with some of the other reviews that said they found shortcomings with the description of the affairs between Bess & the Duke as... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jennifer a horvath
Very detailed account of the Duchess. Well written. One will feel like you really know her after reading this account!!Published 2 months ago by Jaylene B.
A great tale of an extraordinary woman set firmly in an age of great freedoms and great restrictions. A history that reads like a historical novel.Published 2 months ago by David Gordon
Highly enjoyable and quite different from the movie, which falsified and omitted quite a large amount of key facts .Published 2 months ago by Andrew E. Larsen