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Duchess of Devonshire

Georgiana( )
Author: Foreman, Amanda
Publication Date:Dec 1999
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
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The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time was its undisputed leader. Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774, at the age of seventeen, Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by...
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Foreman, Amanda (Author)

Amanda Lucy Foreman was born in London in 1968. She went to school at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and later at Columbia University. She returned to England in 1991and earned a Senior Scholarship at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford in 1993. It was at Oxford that she wrote her thesis "The political life of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, 1757-1806" which became the basis of her first biography. It won the 1998 Whitbread Prize for Best Biography. She went on to write several other historical works including: A World of Fire, The Ascent of a Woman, and The World Made by Women. She also utilizes her talent by writing for television, radio, and print media.


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