Authors & Events
Jun 24, 2008
| 1385 Minutes
Jun 24, 2008 | ISBN 9781415961988
In a time of approaching war and terrorism, spectacular wealth and financial disasters, the private world of three famous Londoners becomes a public scandal. Lord Derby – unhappily married and the richest as well as the ugliest man in the House of Lords – is the relentless suitor of England’s reigning queen of comedy, Eliza Farren. His chief rival is the aristocratic widow Anne Damer, a sculptor who, as the rumor has it, loves women. Set in parliament, on stage, the racetrack as well as the intimate salons of the Beau Monde, the bestselling author of SLAMMERKIN evocatively brings to life a world where everyone wears a mask and where erotic liaisons prove as dangerous as political ones.
Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the international bestseller Room. She also writes literary history, and plays for stage and radio. She lives in London, Ontario, with her partner and their two children.
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