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My lady scandalous : the amazing life and outrageous times of Grace Dalrymple Elliott, royal courtesan

Author: Jo Manning
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This richly raucous history traverses the notoriously licentious British Regency era in the company of its most celebrated courtesan. Following a simple Edinburgh girlhood, Grace Dalrymple came of age in the sin city of London. As an impressionable bride of seventeen who married a man more than twice her age, Grace's remarkable beauty soon attracted the attentions of other men, and a disastrous liaison provoked her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Grace Dalrymple Elliott; George, King of Great Britain; Grace Dalrymple Elliott; Grace Dalrymple Elliott; George, King of Great Britain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Manning
ISBN: 074326262X 9780743262620
OCLC Number: 60419653
Description: xv, 414 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
"Dally the tall" --
The proud scottish Dalrymples --
Grace Dalrymple's unhappy marriage to the "cornuted" doctor, John Eliot --
The love rat --
The divorce --
Bed-hopping and social status --
George James Cholmondeley --
The earl's mistress and unsuitable marriage --
Mrs. Eliott's excellent adventures, Volume I : Grace goes to Paris and bags her first prince --
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Mrs. Eliott's excellent adventures, Volume II : Grace bags her second prince, George, Prince of Wales --
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" : France, 1784-1794 --
It was a very bad year. . . --
Return of the native --
The trail goes cold. . . --
"De Langueur" --
"Publish and be damned!". . . Postscript : Grace Elliott's final resting place in Paris. . . --
Appendix : L'Amglaise et le Duc
Responsibility: by Jo Manning.
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A biography that reveals the intrigues and amours of the licentious Regency era, as seen through the eyes of one of Europe's most celebrated courtesans.  Read more...

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