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A King's Mistress

Her nickname was the Jersey Lily, her symbol the famous black dress that was the only evening gown her jealous husband would allow her. Along with Queen Alexandra she was acknowledged to be the most beautiful woman in Edwardian England.

Lillie Langtry was Edward VII's mistress, painted by Millais, courted by King Leopold of the Belgians, loved by Oscar Wild
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Mass Market Paperback, 435 pages
Published 1978 by Warner Books
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Misfit
Sep 21, 2011 Misfit rated it really liked it
This review might be considered slightly spoilerish to those unfamiliar with Lillie Langtry's history - consider yourself warned.

Born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, she was the only daughter of the Dean of Jersey and grew up up amidst a passel of brothers. That made her into quite the tomboy, but eventually Lillie grew up and her natural beauty was knocking men on their arses - except perhaps her husband, Edward Langtry. Edward was supposed to be a well-to-do gentleman of leisure, but he turned out
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Betty
Nov 05, 2014 Betty rated it really liked it
Before reading this book I knew nothing of the life journey of Lillie Langtry. Her father was the Dean of Jersey Isle. As she grew up she wanted to leave the island and go to London. She married hastily in the belief that her husband would take her there. He did not want to go to London. The marriage was not a happy one. How she became the toast of society and the mistress of Prince Albert is quite the tale. At this time a married woman could not go out at night without her husband, but Albert's ...more
Lori Nemitz
Apr 17, 2016 Lori Nemitz rated it really liked it
Read between July & December 1983.

Original notes on book from 1983: Good. Based on real person. Set in lat 1800 England.
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Born in Lanarkshire, in 1927, the son of teachers, David Butler studied English at St Andrews University but left without a degree after immersing himself in acting with the university drama society. He then trained at Rada, before appearing in West End revues and playing a
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