Adrian Fort Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor

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Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor

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In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first woman to take a seat in Parliament.

She was not what had been expected. Far from a virago who had suffered for the cause of female suffrage, she was already near the centre of the ruling society that had for so long resisted the political upheavals of the early twentieth century, having married into the family of one of the richest men in the world. She was not even British. She would prove to be a trailblazer and beacon for the generations of women who would follow her into Parliament.

This new biography charts Nancy Astor's incredible story, from penury in the American South, to a lifestyle of the most immense riches, from the luxury of Edwardian England, through the 'Jazz Age', and on towards the Second World War: a world of great country estates, lavish town houses and the most sumptuous entertainments, peopled by the most famous and powerful names of the age. But hers was not only the life of power, glamour and easy charm: it was also defined by principles and bravery, by war and sacrifice, by love and bitter disputes.

With glorious, page-turning brio, Adrian Fort has brought to life this restless, controversial American dynamo, an unforgettable woman who left a deep and lasting imprint on the political life of our nation.

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Recensione:

"Fort casts fresh light on a remarkable woman, whose toughness and independence of opinion allowed this outsider to chart a new course for women." (Good Book Guide)

"Fort’s well researched biography is excellent." (Janet Christie Scotsman)

"Elegantly written and well-research biography... The fascinating life of Nancy Astor is evoked brilliantly in Fort’s energetic narrative." (The Lady)

"Adrian Fort does justice to her energetic, forceful and outspoken personality." (Christopher Silvester Daily Express)

"This is a very lively read about a very lively personality (5 stars)." (thebookbag.co.uk)

Descrizione del libro:

The glamorous page-turning story of the incredible life of Nancy Astor, Britain's first female MP.

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