Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the most flamboyant and influential women of the eighteenth century. The great-great-great-great aunt of Princess Diana, she was a compulsive gambler, a political savant and operator of the highest order, a drug addict, an adulteress and the darling of the common people. This authoritative, utterly absorbing book presents a mesmerizing picture of a fascinating world of political and sexual intrigues, grand houses, huge parties, glamour, and great wealth perpetually on the edge of being squandered.
  • Author: Foreman, Amanda
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 07/06/1999
  • ISBN: 9780006550167
  • B-Code: B009719
  • Illustrated: 32 b/w & 16 colour plates
  • Pages: 496
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm