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Other Women: The History of the Mistress

Other Women: The History of the Mistress [Kindle Edition]

Fiona McDonald
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Other Women tells the stories of those women who belonged to a separate part of society: in some ways invisible and socially unacceptable, but in others in positions of influence and power, comfort and even luxury. They range from the common-law marriage of Edith Swan-Neck to King Harold II, who was also legally wedded to Edith of Mercia, to the liaison between Edward VII and Alice Keppel, great-grandmother of the Duchess of Cornwall. It includes the passionate loves of great artists: Rodin, Picasso, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo and Graham Greene, as well as many more men of arts and letters. And it is not confined to the lovers of famous men: the book also charts the history of 'ordinary' mistresses, those who did not live in luxury or wield influence. There are stories of power and politics, freedom of speech and the rise from slum to palace. But above all they are stories of love.

About the Author

Fiona McDonald is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of "Gentleman Rogues & Wicked Ladies" and illustrated "The Little Book of Genius."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1685 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (31 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B9BL4SG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #201,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fresh slant on have known about women. 30 Jun 2014
By rae
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was an interesting read, with lots of new information for me. I am very glad I read it, and will recomend it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor 21 May 2014
By chris
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Very simplistic, superficial and not worth reading. Very little knowledge, if any, gained and a waste of time. Appalling sketches.
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