Top positive review
on 17 January 2014
I chose this book after considerable research and I am pleased that I opted for this particular one. The author has extensively researched her subject and I particularly liked the excerpts from Georgiana's and her contemporaries' letters.
The writing style renders this book captivating, rather than a drudge to read. It flows beautifully and I really felt a lot closer to Georgiana, the real person and her suffering, than I did previously. I enjoyed the contextual narrative which is essential if the reader wishes to understand the motives and actions of the subject. I understand much more about the volatile times she lived in, both home and abroad, in a very human context; much more than cold, historical facts manage to convey.
Georgiana has been likened to Princess Diana. Although there are a few minor similarities, (not just the family connection), I do not believe that their characters or circumstances are very much alike. However, I recommend that you read this book and decide for yourself!