Mary Anne Author:Daphne duMaurier In charming, corrupt Regency England, Mary Anne Clark had beauty, brains and wit. She was also poor...so she entered an exacting profession. Spurred on by the demands of a drunken husband, a wastrel brother, and four children, she rose to the top. Mary Anne Clarke became the mistress of a royal duke. — But for her greedy family she needed a fortu... more »ne-and she got it in the wrong way. The scandal rocked England from the palace to Parliament. A cockney wench was selling commissions in the Army! When the tumult died a duke was in disgrace, a whole army was disorganized, and a courtesan was the most famous woman in England.« less
What a wonderful adventure of a woman who does not back down, lay down or goes away. Rich in details that make the story come across so personal and vivid you can't help but keep reading well into the night. The story will capture your sense of indignation and cheer when all is righted. Beautifully written and richly savored.