A Scandalous Life

A Scandalous Life : The Biography of Jane Digby

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The biography of Jane Digby, an `enthralling tale of a nineteenth-century beauty whose heart - and hormones - ruled her head.' Harpers and QueenA celebrated aristocratic beauty, Jane Digby married Lord Ellenborough at seventeen. Their divorce a few years later was one of England s most scandalous at that time. In her quest for passionate fulfilment she had lovers which included an Austrian prince, King Ludvig I of Bavaria, and a Greek count whose infidelities drove her to the Orient. In Syria, she found the love of her life, a Bedouin nobleman, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab who was twenty years her junior.Bestselling biographer Mary Lovell has produced from Jane Digby's diaries not only a sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman, but a fascinating glimpse into the centuries-old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 322.05g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • (16 page section)
  • 1857024699
  • 9781857024692
  • 34,059

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`A rollicking good tale...Lovell has researched widely and gives a rich picture of this remarkable woman's life.'Sunday Express`Enthralling.'Harper's and Queen`A compelling narrative... Jane Digby's sins make a wonderfully good read.'Sunday Telegraph`A sympathetic readable biography.'Daily Telegraphshow more

About Mary S. Lovell

Mary Lovell is the author of the bestselling biographies of Beryl Markham, `Straight on Til Morning', and of Amelia Earhart, `The Sound of Wings'. She is currently engaged on a dual biography of Richard and Isabel Burton.show more

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I have read a few of Mary Lovells books and this adds to the the enjoyment. Its a excellent read, great details with out being dry or excessive in every detail. The life of Jane Digby is amazing, a beautiful person in every way who lived life fully. I think we could all use a little of Jane in our lives.show more
by Tania Earnshaw
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