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In this dazzling debut, a bright, young historian presents the rags-to-riches story of a beautiful woman's overwhelming determination to be a star. Unabridged. 2 MP3 CDs.
From the Hardcover edition.
Posted February 11, 2009
As my eight book of 2008 I called it my most enjoyed. It connected with my fourth,"Nelson's Trafalgar, the Battle That Changed The World" by Roy Akins which additionally is quite well done. Emma Hamilton's notable influence in Nelson's life could not escape attention and caused possession of me to learn more about her. A period of five months passed before reading Kate Williams "England's Misstress." I felt led to look for Emma Hamilton when strangely the name on a piece of art I walked into at the Fick Collection made me stop to familiarize myself with. It was her. George Romney's "Sensibility" was three feet from my person. I stood bebore her first painted portrait if I am not mistaken. There were many that would follow carrying her figure into an amazing life, experiences no one from such a poor beginning would ever dream could happen. However, not all would she wish to repeat. In the Frick Museum I went back to her portrait twice more, finding my daughter (a Parson's art student) to show it to. In the months that followed the story of Emma's life got my curiosity. William's selection, I discovered, was a hit. Straight out of the box she picked me up for a ride. I had visual senses of the subject in her conditions. Williams, researching EM, seemed to have involved herself personnally. This is a biography that is an amazing story as well. The most painted woman of her time at one point. And one who would educate herself by her own fashion. <BR/><BR/>Feeling unfinished myself about Emma Hamilton I will go view her portrait again this year during my next trip to the city. I can't wait. This particular of Emma Hamilton apparently had further meaning to Henry Clay Frick. In his lifetime it was one of very few hanging in his bedroom upstairs, hanging on the wall facing the foot of his bed. Today it is downstairs in a breezeway in a solomn location. The deep colors are so rich, she possesses the viewer. Youth is apparent, 17 just following giving birth. Romney's pet dog rest in her lap protecting her figure though slender she still was.<BR/><BR/>England's Mistress will absorb the reader and acquaint him with someone in a time past who became a household name throughout England. Enjoyable reading. My thanks to Kate Williams.
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Posted July 7, 2010
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