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Holland House : a history of London's most celebrated salon

Author: Linda Kelly
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Situated in the heart of London's Holland Park are the remains of Holland House - the site of what was once England's most celebrated political salon. Providing an intimate view of some of the greatest figures in 19th century politics and culture, this book brings to life the colourful world of Holland House.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Kelly
ISBN: 9781780764498 1780764499
OCLC Number: 813861240
Description: xii, 259 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Nephew of fox --
Lovers' meeting --
In opposition --
Foreign adventures --
'The best and the greatest man ... ' --
Edinburgh reviewers --
Spanish journeys --
Enter Byron --
Towards waterloo --
Defenders of Napoleon --
At home at Holland house --
The trial of Queen Caroline --
'A house of all Europe' --
Reforming campaigns --
Family matters --
A surrogate son --
Party confusions --
Irish affairs --
The July revolution --
The whigs in power --
'The bill, the whole bill and nothing but the bill' --
The triumph of reform --
Elder statesman --
'This wretched day' --
Leaving the stage.
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""A sparkling picture of Whig society in the years running up to the Reform Bill - Linda Kelly captures all the fun as well as the political excitement of the best known salon of the age."" - Lady Read more...

 
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