Review: Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman


William's first wife, Georgiana, Duchess of De...

William’s first wife, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Thomas Gainsborough, 1787, The Devonshire Collection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Georgiana: Duchess of DevonshireGeorgiana: Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

This is biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire who was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales.

 

Amanda Foreman’s research work brings to life of this famous historical and aristocratic character.

 

By marrying William Cavendish in 1774, she became a famous figure due to her political and fashion ambitions.

 

The book has plenty of Georgiana’s correspondence, pictures and newspapers of that time giving engraving details of her life.

 

I haven’t seen the movie The Duchess (2008) which was made based on this book with Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper. In any case, I doubt if this movie will reflect part of this magnificent book.

 

 

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