The Scandalous Lady W

by Hallie Rubenhold

The Scandalous Lady W Synopsis

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

The Scandalous Lady W Press Reviews

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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784701932
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Hallie Rubenhold
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About Hallie Rubenhold

Hallie Rubenhold is a historian and broadcaster and an authority on womens' lives in the 18th century. She has worked as a curator for the National Portrait Gallery and as a university lecturer. Her first novel, Mistress of My Fate was received with great acclaim and her biography, Lady Worsley's Whim, was made into the hit BBC drama The Scandalous Lady W. She lives in London with her husband. Chat with her on Twitter @HallieRubenhold

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