×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby
  • Alternative view 1 of A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby
  • Alternative view 2 of A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby
     

A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby

4.0 1
by Mary S. Lovell
 

See All Formats & Editions

The biography of Jane Digby, an ‘enthralling tale of a nineteenth-century beauty whose heart – and hormones – ruled her head.’ Harpers and QueenA celebrated aristocratic beauty, Jane Digby married Lord Ellenborough at seventeen. Their divorce a few years later was one of England s most scandalous at that time. In her quest for passionate

Overview

The biography of Jane Digby, an ‘enthralling tale of a nineteenth-century beauty whose heart – and hormones – ruled her head.’ Harpers and QueenA celebrated aristocratic beauty, Jane Digby married Lord Ellenborough at seventeen. Their divorce a few years later was one of England s most scandalous at that time. In her quest for passionate fulfilment she had lovers which included an Austrian prince, King Ludvig I of Bavaria, and a Greek count whose infidelities drove her to the Orient. In Syria, she found the love of her life, a Bedouin nobleman, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab who was twenty years her junior.Bestselling biographer Mary Lovell has produced from Jane Digby’s diaries not only a sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman, but a fascinating glimpse into the centuries-old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
‘A rollicking good tale…Lovell has researched widely and gives a rich picture of this remarkable woman’s life.’Sunday Express‘Enthralling.’Harper’s and Queen‘A compelling narrative… Jane Digby’s sins make a wonderfully good read.’Sunday Telegraph‘A sympathetic readable biography.’Daily Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857024692
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Edition description:
(Reissue)
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
287,180
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
‘A rollicking good tale…Lovell has researched widely and gives a rich picture of this remarkable woman’s life.’Sunday Express‘Enthralling.’Harper’s and Queen‘A compelling narrative… Jane Digby’s sins make a wonderfully good read.’Sunday Telegraph‘A sympathetic readable biography.’Daily Telegraph

Meet the Author

Mary Lovell is the author of the bestselling biographies of Beryl Markham, ‘Straight on Til Morning’, and of Amelia Earhart, ‘The Sound of Wings’. She is currently engaged on a dual biography of Richard and Isabel Burton.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago