Born into poverty, Emma Hamilton clawed her way up through London's underworlds of sex for sale to become England's first media superstar. Capturing the relentless drive, style and passion of a true heroine, this book traces the rise of the gorgeous Emma Hamilton.
A dramatic, sparkling tale of sex, glamour, intrigue, romance and heartbreak, "England's Mistress" traces the rise and rise of the gorgeous Emma Hamilton. Born into poverty, she clawed her way up through London's underworlds of sex for sale to become England's first media superstar. Nothing could stand in her way of her desire to live out her dream - except her self-destructive desires. Drawing on hundreds of previously undiscovered letters, and told with a novelist's flair, "England's Mistress" captures the relentless drive, innovative style and burning passion of a true heroine. In a world of tabloid fame and three-minute wonders, Emma's life is truly a tale for our time.
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" England' s Mistress is a wonderful, sparkling biography by the equally wonderful and sparkling Miss Kate Williams. Emma Hamilton' s beauty has survived the ages thanks to Romney' s obsessive portraits. But now, Kate Williams has also given us Emma' s heart and soul, revealing why she captured the fascination of a generation." - Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
About Kate Williams
Kate Williams fell in love with the eighteenth century whilst studying for her BA at the University of Oxford. She has an MA from Queen Mary, University of London and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Her articles and essays have been published in a wide range of books and journals and she is a lecturer and TV consultant, appearing regularly on BBC and Channel 4 to discuss her work. She lives in London.
England's Mistress by Kate Williams
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Short-listed for Marsh Biography Award 2007
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