A World on Fire





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The Duchess and Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire


  • The New York Times – 23 January 2000  
    Party Girl
    By Patricia T. O’Conner
  • Wall Street Journal – January 2000
    “The People`s Duchess”
    By Ned Crabb
    “Ms. Foreman’s intelligent insights on domestic, social and political aspects of this time and her judicious psychological interpretation of her subject’s behavior flow smoothly, and with no pontificating, into the story.”
  • The New Yorker – 17 January 2000  
    The High Life: Sex and Gambling in Eighteenth Century England
    By Francine du Plessix Gray
  • Vogue – January 2000
    “Amanda Foreman takes on the Duchess of Devonshire”
    By Jean Nathan
    “Foreman . . . deploys her full energy and impressive command of the material to telling the story of Georgiana, and by the end we are exactly where she wants us: hopelessly enthralled.”


  • The Sunday Times – 18 May 1998
    Hostess with the mostest
    By Roy Strong
    “Outstanding . . . a young biographer fully in control of her sources, and with an easy and elegant writing style.”
  • The Daily Telegraph – May 1998
    Legendarily extravagant  
    By Philip Ziegler
    “This is an accomplished and well-written biography; remarkably mature for a first effort; diligently researched and entertainingly presented. Amanda Foreman is a writer to watch and one from whom much can be expected.”
  • The Evening Standard – Unknown
    Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
    By Roy Porter
    “Georgiana is a capital biography and a splendid debut for Ms. Foreman.”

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