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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.
Very good book, and if you enjoy reading about history, you will enjoy this one in particular.
Amanda Foreman has made Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire come alive for me in her excellently researched book.
The author was very good in her details, making the book flow with each stage of the duchesses life.
Loved, loved , loved it!! Very interesting!! Very well written! I would love to read other books by this author.Published 3 days 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 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have always loved biographies of silly young girls who grow into beautiful, intelligent, and influential strong women. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vicki Z
Oh the intrigue and the inconsistencies! The droning on with the political obsessions could be yawn inducing at times, but the portrayal of the truly amazing woman the D of D was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by sammy
i liked the book , but at times there was to much information about politics , it reads like a history bookPublished 3 months ago by anna obuck
but, ¿when will the book in Spanish? The situation is in definitive wonderful and the ambience is precious. I don't have repairs in this sense.
This book was basically letters after letters and way too much repetition. The women of this era seemed to have lived quite elaborate and immoral lives, which could have held the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Van