INFAMOUS MISTRESS


INFAMOUS MISTRESS

JOANNE MAJOR & SARAH MURDEN    Book Number: 86687    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott', here is an engaging and at times scandalous book about a tumultuous life. Divorced twice, infamous mistress, prisoner during the French Revolution, and the reputed mother of the Prince of Wales' child, notorious courtesan Grace Dalrymple Elliott lived an amazing life in 18th and early 19th century London and Paris. Strikingly tall and beautiful, later lampooned as 'Dally the Tall' in newspaper gossip columns, she left her Scottish roots and convent education behind to reinvent herself in a 'marriage à-la-mode', but before she was even legally an adult, she was cast off and forced to survive on just her beauty and wits. Her biography is laced with anecdotes of her fascinating family from those who knew Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, and who helped to abolish slavery, to those who were, like Grace, mistresses of great men. The book traces her family history from her ancestors on the Scottish Borders to their move south to London and follows them to France, America, Africa, India and elsewhere offering a broad insight into the social history of the Georgian era. 26 rarely seen illustrations of this notorious spy and survivor and her family. 245pp.
Published price: £25
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ISBN 9781473844834
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