In keeping with the Royal Wedding tomorrow I thought I would share with you this book. It was first published in 1998 but I have read it a couple of times and loved every page.
Georgiana Spencer (Princess Diana’s ancestor) became the Duchess of Devonshire and mistress of Chatsworth House in 1774. She very quickly became the toast of London and Society very much adored by the Prince Regent and friend to Marie-Antoinette.
Her clothes were copied, if she attended the theatre the play was a success and she also influenced the politics of the time. However in private her husband, The Duke, was indifferent to her charms and had an affair with her best friend, Lady Elizabeth Foster. For twenty years all three resided at Chatsworth which was at times fraught.
210 years later a similar scenario would be played out within the walls of Kensington Palace with Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Mrs Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Amanda Foreman’s writing is very easy to read and although she is delivering historic facts, they are not the same old dry boring ones of your school history lessons!
This book is definitely on my To Read list again. It is available from Amazon in all versions. If you like historical novels you will not be disappointed in this book.
Georgiana by Thomas Gainsborough
I hope you are having a very happy Friday and looking forward to the Wedding of the Year tomorrow. The weather is set to be sunny, warm and 19°C so everyone should have a lovely day ready for the open carriage ride of the Newlyweds.
Hugs, Susie xx