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Georgiana by Amanda Foreman
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Oct 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: british-history-nonfiction
Read from October 02 to 06, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 2

Georgiana follows the short but full life of Georgiana Spencer Cavendish. It is a remarkable read following this young artistocrat's life through two revolutions which pale in comparison to her political battles as well as her fleeing from her creditors. One of the first books I read back when it first came out without a movie to bolster it, if reread it and returned to a friend.

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10/02/2011 page 85
18.0% "Not only a friend of Marie Antoinette, but very similar in social habits, and society."
10/03/2011 page 204
43.0% "The double standards to which women and men were held in this time are by our time rather appalling. This is the challenge of studying history to not impose one's own morality on a time when a different morality existed."
10/04/2011 page 295
61.0% "She must have owed so much money as to think revolutionary France to be safer for this Aristocratic Friend of the Unpopular Marie Antoinette."

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