Daisy : The Life and Loves of the Countess of Warwick

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Daisy Warwick was an heiress in her own right and a renowned beauty when she married Lord Brooke, heir to the Earl of Warwick, in 1880 at the age of 18. But she soon embarked on a passionate affair with Lord Charles Beresford who subsequently brought her close to the Prince of Wales, with whom she had a very public liaison for eight years, and remained a lifelong friend.At the height of her wealth and fame, she suddenly converted to socialism and later even stood against Anthony Eden at the General Election of 1924.Sushilla Anand's colourful biography does full justice to the magnetic personality and glamorous life of Daisy Warwick.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 22mm | 281.23g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Section: 16, b/w pix
  • 0749909773
  • 9780749909772
  • 121,041

About Sushila Anand

Sushila Anand was the author of two previous well-reviewed biographies: Queen Victoria's Maharajah (1842122320) and Indian Sahib (071562718X). She also worked making radio features for the BBC.show more

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DAISY slips down as cleanly as a strawberry milkshake ... Sushila Anand has paced the life perfectly DAILY EXPRESS A lively study of a woman whose life straddled the tremendous changes seen during the reigns of three monarchs DAILY MAIL This new biography draws on unpublished correspondance and paints a vivid portrait of this tempestuous and magnetic woman GOOD BOOK GUIDE This biography draws on much of Daisy's personal correspondence and family papers to reveal her amazing life DAILY EXPRESSshow more

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DAISY slips down as cleanly as a strawberry milkshake ... Sushila Anand has paced the life perfectly DAILY EXPRESSshow more

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