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The duchess of Drury Lane

Author: Freda Lightfoot
Publisher: Long Preston : Magna, 2013.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Growing up in a poverty-stricken, fatherless household, Dorothy Jordan overcame her humble beginnings to become the most famous comic actress of her day. Beginning her career on the Dublin stage, she moved on to the playhouses of Leeds and York before achieving fame performing at Sheridan's famous theatre on Drury Lane. It was there that Dorothy caught the eye of the Duke of Clarence, later to become King William  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Large type books
Fiction
Named Person: Dorothy Jordon; William, King of Great Britain; Dorothy Jordan; William, King of Great Britain
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Freda Lightfoot
ISBN: 9780750538077 0750538074
OCLC Number: 972683815
Description: 424 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Freda Lightfoot.

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Growing up in a poverty-stricken, fatherless household, Dorothy Jordan overcame her humble beginnings to become the most famous comic actress of her day. Beginning her career on the Dublin stage, she moved on to the playhouses of Leeds and York before achieving fame performing at Sheridan's famous theatre on Drury Lane. It was there that Dorothy caught the eye of the Duke of Clarence, later to become King William IV. Her twenty-year relationship with the Duke was one of great happiness and domesticity, producing ten children. But ultimately Dorothy's generous nature was her undoing and she was to be cruelly betrayed by the man she loved.

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