Release date - 16th September 2016
Book length - 264 pages
Available on - www.amazon.com | www.amazon.co.uk
Welcome to the Regency era where reputation means everything, and the political landscape can change in the blink of an eye. Meet Lady Georgiana Lennox, Georgy to her friends, as we learn about her aristocratic family and early life in Ireland, and see the glittering world of balls and romance, through her eyes, and those of her friends. This book allows you to experience the highs and lows of battle-torn Europe during this period with a unique insight into the Battle of Waterloo and the effects of military life on those that are left behind. But this is not some fantastical work of fiction, but a true account of those that lived through it all. And underlying this descriptive piece of history is the never-wavering friendship that existed between Georgy and the most important man from that time - the Duke of Wellington. Through scandals, affairs, marriages, and children, Georgy and Wellington's loving friendship remained constant, and through wonderfully revealing excerpts from letters, we can begin to understand their lives, and what drove them in their decisions.
WELLINGTON'S DEAREST GEORGY by Alice Marie Crossland is historical non-fiction at its finest. With detailed descriptions and free-flowing narrative I was transported back in time and the images came alive before my very eyes. I must admit that I had never heard of Lady Georgiana Lennox before, but having finished this book I am fascinated by the entire Lennox family. As a reader, we get to travel from Victorian London to Paris, to Ireland, to Brussels, and I didn't notice the time pass, as I was immersed in history. Throughout this story, there is love, wealth, sadness, and death, but the strength of friendship is absolute. WELLINGTON'S DEAREST GEORGY by Alice Marie Crossland is a gripping read and I highly recommend it to all!
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5+
Author Alice Marie Crossland specialised in 19th Century British Art at University College London. She worked with the Wellington family on the catalogue of portraits Wellington Portrayed, published in 2014. She has since worked at the National Gallery London and Royal Academy of Arts whilst pursuing her own research projects. For more information:
Website - www.alicemariecrossland.com
Twitter - twitter.com/amcrossland1
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