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Adrienne

My only books were women's looks

Trying to move from GoodReads. Hope this site is a good fit!

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The Two Krishnas: A Novel
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
The Diviners
Libba Bray
My Blue Notebooks PA: The Intimate Journal of Paris's Most Beautiful and Notorious Courtesan
Liane de Pougy

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire - Amanda Foreman AKA the book that The Duchess starring Keira Knightly was based on. Georgiana lived during the late Georgian and early Regency periods, so having all that Heyer under my belt makes the book that much more interesting, because I recognize people and cultural references. It was really interesting as portrait of the excesses of the lives of the Quality back then, including how many lives were ruined by gambling addiction and debt, the emergence of the popular press relating glowing praise and scathing censure of glamorous figures who became caught up in the public imagination, the position of women, etc etc.It was especially interesting as a look at a different model of marriage - the menage a trois maintained for over 15 years between Georgia, the Duke, and Bess, in that in many ways Bess became a mistress to both the Duke and Georgia.I think I'll see the movie, but from what I've read it takes serious liberties with just about everything from events to people's character.