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Posted October 19, 2014
Mistress of the Elgin Marbles
Illuminating biography of how a woman. Is punished for not wanting any more children after having 5 in 6 years. Parliament itself got involved in her case, penalizing her. She was rich, but married to a poor nobleman. She supported him and even paid for THE ELgin Marbles for him. In return, he took her children from her and tried to get her fortune, but that he couldn't do. Engrossing, well-writtenWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 26, 2006
This book is a readable, enjoyable biography of a person I hadn't heard of before. I was most interested in the part about Mary's time in Turkey as Ambassadress, but after that the story seems to come apart. After so much detail about her first marriage, the book seems to skim over the rest of her life. There is a whole chapter about finances that includes information previously stated in the book. I didn't have a problem with the writer's style, I spotted a few typos (such as 'grizzly' instead of 'grisly') but overall it's a book worth reading.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.