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Synopsis: This is a passionate tale of an eighteenth-century artist's scandalous life. Lady Diana Spencer was born in 1735, the eldest child of the third Duke of Marlborough. She was expected to follow a traditional path through life: educated in the fashion considered suitable for a girl, and married to a man of the appropriate rank for a duke's daughter. However, Lady Di overturned convention. She left her husband, pursued a secret relationship with Topham Beauclerk, hid the birth of an illegitimate child, was divorced, remarried and eventually had to earn her living by painting. Lady Di became a highly gifted artist who painted portraits, illustrated books and plays, provided designs for Wedgwood's innovative pottery and decorated rooms with murals. Carola Hicks provides a stirring account of her life and the world she inhabited. She sheds light on the whole artistic life of the eighteenth century and the dramatic consequences of the transgressing of boundaries. "Improper Pursuits" is an absorbing study of a singular life.
About the Author: Carola Hicks studied Archaeology and History of Art at Edinburgh University and then went on to do a PhD on animals in the Bayeux Tapestry. She now teaches art history to adult and undergraduate students at the University of Cambridge and is Director of Studies in History of Art at Newnham College as well as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. She has two children and lives in Cambridge and London.
Title: Improper Pursuits: The Scandalous Life of ...
Publisher: Pan Books
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Pan 10/05/2002, 2002. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780330488013
Book Description -. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Improper Pursuits: The Scandalous Life of Lady Di Beau: The Scandalous Life of Lady Di Beauclerk This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780330488013
Book Description -. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Improper Pursuits: The Scandalous Life of Lady Di Beau: The Scandalous Life of Lady Di Beauclerk This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780330488013
Book Description Pan, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 2190613
Book Description Pan, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1509074
Book Description Pan Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0330488015I5N00
Book Description Pan, London, 2002. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. 2nd Edition. Fascinating biography of the daughter of the Duke of Wellington Lady Di Beauclerk in 18th century. Very slight damage to cover, otherwise new. Bookseller Inventory # 000131
Book Description Pan, 2002. New Edition. Book Condition: fine. trade edition paperback, fine In stock shipped from our UK warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # 27711
Book Description Pan Books, London, England, 2002. S Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First Trade Paperback Edition. Brief summary of content available on request by e-mail. Bookseller Inventory # 155336
Book Description Pan Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 0330488015. Bookseller Inventory # IM75591