Mrs Jordan's Profession: The Story of a Great Actress and a Future King

By: Claire Tomalin

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ISBN
9780241963296
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
448
Dimensions
198 x 129mm

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Acclaimed as the greatest comic actress of her day, Dora Jordan lived a quite different role off-stage as lover to Prince William, third son of George III. Unmarried, the pair lived in a villa on the Thames and had ten children together until William, under pressure from royal advisers, abandoned her. The story of how Dora moved between the worlds of the eighteenth-century theatre and happy domesticity, of her fights for her family and her career makes a classic story of royal perfidy and female courage.

'The strangest and most sensational story Tomalin has told so far. A miraculously detailed portrait - as brisk, unsentimental, good-humoured and fairminded as its subject' Hilary Spurling, Daily Telegraph

'Compelling, shrewd in its judgements, exceptionally well written, and informed by a vivid sense of the past' John Gross, Sunday Telegraph
ISBN:
9780241963296
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2012
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
198 x 129mm

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