England's Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

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9780091794743: England's Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

A dramatic, sparkling tale of sex, glamour, intrigue, romance and heartbreak, "England's Mistress" traces the rise and rise of the gorgeous Emma Hamilton. Born into poverty, she clawed her way up through London's underworlds of sex for sale to become England's first media superstar. Nothing could stand in her way of her desire to live out her dream - except her self-destructive desires. Drawing on hundreds of previously undiscovered letters, and told with a novelist's flair, "England's Mistress" captures the relentless drive, innovative style and burning passion of a true heroine. In a world of tabloid fame and three-minute wonders, Emma's life is truly a tale for our time.

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'it's impossible not to share in the admiration Williams has for
her...gripping.' -- Claire Allfree, Metro, October 11, 2006

Emma famously gets her comeuppance, and her headlong flight to
romantic destruction is told with novelistic dash. -- Iain Finlayson, The Times.

Enjoyable reading.
-- Miranda Seymour, the Sunday Times

It is the thoroughness of the research and attention to detail
that makes [England's Mistress] so interesting..fascinating.
-- The Independent

Sparkling like Emma's pawned diamonds...this biography, makes us
understand why Nelson needed to be prised out of Emma's embrace
-- Christopher Hudson, Daily Mail

Williams has done a wonderful job in resurrecting the woman...an
immensely colourful, readable portrait that revels in Emma's resilience -- Lesley McDowell, Independent on Sunday

Williams reworks Emma's life so that it resonates for a Noughties
readership... -- Kathryn Hughes's Mail on Sunday

a contemporary take on Emma Hamilton as an ambitious,
self-promoting media savvy celebrity...fascinating -- Rebecca Loncraine, Independent

it's impossible not to share in the admiration Williams has for
her...gripping -- Claire Allfree, Metro, October 11, 2006

reads like fiction. This dazzling rags-to-riches tale details the
life of England's most beloved and infamous mistress.
-- Margaret Flanagan, Booklist

From the Publisher:

As a self-made celebrity, Emma Hamilton's rise from prostitute
to consort of the most famous man in England has a very contemporary zing

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