Star of the Morning: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope

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HardCover. Pub Date :2008-08-18 Pages: 464 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK The dramatic story of Lady Hester Stanhope - a wilful beauty turned bohemian adventurer - who left England as a young woman. unashamedly enjoyed a string of lovers and established her own exotic fiefdom in the Lebanese mountains where she died in 1839.Ambitious. daring and uncompromising. Lady Hester Stanhope was never cut out for a conventional life. Born into an illustrious political dynasty. she played society hostess for her uncle. William Pitt . the Younger After his death. she struck out for unchartered territory. setting sail with her lover for the Mediterranean and Constantinople - turning her back on England. as events would transpire. forever.It was in the Middle East. however. that she found her destiny. As the greatest female traveller of her age. she was the first western wo...

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