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Perdita by Paula Byrne
Paperback $17.95
Mar 14, 2006 | ISBN 9780812970791

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“A remarkable woman and an exceptional biography.”
–Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

“Utterly absorbing, Paula Byrne’s intensely researched Perdita aims to restore a measure of fame to a woman who, though a product of her time, seems our near-contemporary in her understanding of the workings of celebrity.”

“A fascinating, page-turning, and probably definitive biography of this intriguing woman.”
–Emma Donoghue, author of Life Mask and Slammerkin

“A fine biographer has conjured up a dazzling personality and brought her, laughing, back to life.”
–Miranda Seymour, The Sunday Times (London)

“A work of genuine scholarship . . . a masterly portrait of a remarkable woman.”
–Sunday Telegraph (London)

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