Publish date: September 3rd 1992
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Modern Classics
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Can't quite decide between 3 & 4 stars. This tells the tale of Du Maurier's great great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke, who was mistress to the Duke of York. She was then pivotal in the investigation into the sale of commissions that took place in the House of Commons. A novelised biography, the firs...
This is the story of Daphne du Maurier’s great-great-grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke, born into a poor family in the East End of London, married at fifteen and the mother of four children by the time she was twenty-three. Mary Anne became a notorious courtesan and mistress of the Duke of York and was...
Although I would have previously sworn that it was impossible for du Maurier to write a bad book, this one comes periously close and although it had all the right elements; good story, fascinating real life people, great period setting, royalty, scandal etc it just never really came together for me....
Glowing recs from Pat and Barb
Rated generally lower than I expect to rate Daphne du Maurier because it didn't really have the...same atmosphere I come to expect from her from reading My Cousin Rachel and Rebecca. But it's always nice to read about Maurier's heroines, they're always well written and Mary Anne is no different, she...