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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.
Very good book, and if you enjoy reading about history, you will enjoy this one in particular.
A fascinating biography of an 18th century Duchess that read like a novel. I almost didn't want it to end. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Morning Glory
Very well written and an intriguing look into history!
Interesting parallels in history except that I think the only 2 people that got along in our most recent version... Read more
It was great for me to read more about this era, the Georgian one. And it was fascinating.
Our history teachers can have their favorite eras, and as students, we often spend... Read more
Really enjoyed this book. Also very informative about the lives and times of that CenturyPublished 1 month ago by Barbara Keehner
After seeing the Duchess wanted to learn more about her. Great book.Published 1 month ago by Lindy Friedman