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Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it 4 years ago
I imagine this might be tedious to some, but I did enjoy the subject matter and the research. a) I was quite surprised the very, very public washing of dirty linen by the then Prince Regent and his wife. b) The descriptions - and effects - of bloodletting were rather shocking; no wonder the 19th cen...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 5 years ago
Well documented with footnotes and a bibliography, Ambition and Desire: The Dangerous Life of Josephine Bonaparte still manages to be accessible and highly engaging. Any biography of Josephine will necessarily include Napoleon, and theirs is an eye-popping story of poverty, passion, politics, ego, o...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2014, biography, published-2005, nonfiction, history, prostitution, lifestyles-deathstyles, london, radio-4x Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from May 02 to 09, 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01lvb07Description: She was the most famous woman in England–the bea...
AnnaMatsuyama
AnnaMatsuyama rated it 6 years ago
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
This should have been a winner with me, a pre-Peeler Victorian murder mystery with an undercurrent of mental illness, this one was largely a miss for me. There were moments that worked, but overall it just wasn't me. Catherine Sorgeiul lives in Spitalfields with her Uncle. She is getting older an...
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