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Georgiana by Amanda Foreman
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Feb 23, 2016

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Biography of Georgiana Spencer, many times great aunt of Princess Diana, who had a similar life. If we all had biographies written about our ancestors, I wonder if we'd find so many commonalities as this? Anyway, pretty interesting read--amazing how much media has not changed and how they love to smack down people. The conclusion had the most interesting things to say, though--about G's role in shaping political messages and PR, about how she lived in a time where there was less division between masculine and feminine tasks and interests and how shortlived that time was, etc. I think I'd like to learn more about that aspect of the late 18th century.
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February 8, 2016 – Started Reading
February 13, 2016 – Finished Reading
February 23, 2016 – Shelved
February 23, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
February 23, 2016 – Shelved as: history

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