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The Scandalous Lady W by Hallie Rubenhold
  

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The Scandalous Lady W by Hallie Rubenhold

First published with the title Lady Worsley's Whim, read the book behind the major new BBC drama starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) It was the divorce that scandalised Georgian England... She was a spirited young heiress. He was a handsome baronet with a promising career in government. Their marriage had the makings of a fairy tale but ended as one of the most salacious and highly publicised divorces in history. For over two hundred years the story of Lady Worsley, her vengeful husband, and her lover, George Maurice Bisset, lay forgotten. Now Hallie Rubenhold throws open a window to a rarely seen view of Georgian England, one coloured by passion, adventure and the defiance of social convention. Originally published with the title Lady Worsley's Whim

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A fabulous story and Rubenhold tells it beautifully * Daily Telegraph * Hallie Rubenhold is in a league of her own. She keeps you glued to the very last page when, exhausted, exasperated and elated, you can at last put the book down and get yourself some sleep.... Nothing else in the genre is close to being this good * Literary Review * Deliciously lurid * Sunday Times * Hallie Rubenhold's account of the elopement is gripping but this is far more than an 18th-century bodice-ripper. Rubenhold combines narrative skill with historical expertise, and she traces the knife-edge that women walked between social success and public disgrace with subtlety and assurance * Spectator * A well-researched account... Highly diverting tale -- Caroline Miller * Daily Telegraph *


About the Author

Hallie Rubenhold

Hallie Rubenhold is an historian and broadcaster and an authority on British 18th-century social history. She has written two works of non-fiction to critical acclaim: The Covent Garden Ladies and Lady Worsley's Whim: An Eighteenth-century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce. Hallie lives in London with her husband.

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Publication date

2nd July 2015

Author

Hallie Rubenhold

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Author's Website

www.hallierubenhold.com/

Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Biography: historical, political & military

Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

ISBN

9781784701932

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