About this book
Part personal memoir, part cultural history this is a fascinating insight into the world of the English debutante. The mystique and manners of the aristocracy remain a potent subject, and this portrait of Britain at a time when empire and the certainties of the old order were coming to an end, written by the lauded biographer of Byron, will be a major history title for the Autumn.
Filtered through some of its colourful and eccentric inhabitants, from Lady Caroline Lamb in the eighteenth-century to Princess Diana in the twentieth, this work offers a portrait of Britain as both empire and the customs and certainties of the old order came to an end.
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