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Mrs Jordan's Profession: The Story of a Great Actress and a Future King By Claire Tomalin

Mrs Jordan's Profession: The Story of a Great Actress and a Future King
by Claire Tomalin

Acclaimed as the greatest comic actress of her day, Dora Jordan played a quite different role off-stage as lover to the future king, William IV, third son of George III. This story shows how Dora moved between stage and home, and how she battled for her family and her career.

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Acclaimed as the greatest comic actress of her day, Dora Jordan played a quite different role off-stage as lover to the future king, William IV, third son of George III. In fact, Dora bore no less than ten children and the couple lived happily in a villa on the Thames until William bowed to pressure and abandoned her. Making full use of Dora's letters to William, Claire Tomalin vividly re-creates the royal, political and theatrical worlds of late eighteenth-century England. The story of how Dora moved between stage and home, of how she battled for her family and her career makes a classic tale of royal perfidy and womanly courage. `Intelligent, finely made and wonderfully readable. As gripping as the best fiction.' Jan Dalley, Independent on Sunday.

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GOR001192009
Mrs Jordan's Profession: The Story of a Great Actress and a Future King
Claire Tomalin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1995-09-07
448
0140159231
9780140159233
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