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by Foreman, Amanda.

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TitleThe duchess
Author / Responsible partyForeman, Amanda.
GenreBiography, History.
TopicsBiography, History. Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer Cavendish Duchess of, 1757-1806. Devonshire, William Cavendish, Duke of, 1748-1811 -- Marriage. Nobility -- Great Britain -- Biography. Women politicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Sex, intrigue and adultery in the world of high politics and huge wealth in late eighteenth-century England. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire was one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the eighteenth century. The great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, she was variously a compulsive gambler, a political savante and operator of the highest order, a drug addict, an adulteress and the darling of the common people. This authorita- tive, utterly absorbing book presents a mesmerizing picture of a fascinating world of political and sexual intrigues, grand houses, huge parties, glamour and great wealth -- always on the edge of being squandered by the excesses and scandals of individuals.

Additional Information

System control numberS15883
Original Print PublisherLondon: HarperCollins, 1998.
NarratorFiona Shaw.
Narrator NameFiona Shaw.
Participant or performer noteFiona Shaw.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator