A Scandalous Life : The Biography of Jane Digby

Description

The biography of Jane Digby, an `enthralling tale of a nineteenth-century beauty whose heart - and hormones - ruled her head.' Harpers and Queen A celebrated aristocratic beauty, Jane Digby married Lord Ellenborough at seventeen. Their divorce a few years later was one of England s most scandalous at that time. In her quest for passionate fulfilment she had lovers which included an Austrian prince, King Ludvig I of Bavaria, and a Greek count whose infidelities drove her to the Orient. In Syria, she found the love of her life, a Bedouin nobleman, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab who was twenty years her junior. Bestselling biographer Mary Lovell has produced from Jane Digby's diaries not only a sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman, but a fascinating glimpse into the centuries-old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost.

Details

Author(s)
Mary S. Lovell
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 22mm | 280g
Publication date
10 Oct 2011
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint
FOURTH ESTATE LTD
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition statement
New
Illustrations note
(16 page section)
ISBN10
1857024699
ISBN13
9781857024692
Bestsellers rank
28,123