The Mistresses of Cliveden ( epub Pdf ) AUTHOR Natalie Livingstone


10 thoughts on “The Mistresses of Cliveden

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    I'm chairing an event with Natalie on the 14th March at the VA if you're in London and fancy coming along It's a fascinating book

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    Your reaction to this book is going to depend upon what you think it is going to be or what you want Is it a history of C

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    A very uneven read some of the sections were fascinating but others dragged It's not really about the life at the house it's about the people who lived there Some of the mistresses had a ton of their pre house life while other histories were not as expansive The beginning is a lot compelling it really gets weaker as the story progr

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    A very enjoyably read about five women connected to Cliveden definitely one for people who think non fiction cannot be just as fluid to read as fiction My only gripe is that the depth of research is rather varied across th

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    this was a bit disappointing Miss Livingstone's book was about the house and gardens of Cliveden than it's mistresses an ok read but would have liked written about the women this book was intended to be about

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    Extremely enjoyed reading this book Fantastic location We went there in 2016 walked the gardens and took some p

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    35 starsAn entertaining romp through history hinged around the singular magnificent and infamous Cliveden estate from its beginnings as a luxurious pleasure palace built by the Duke of Buckingham in the Restoration reign

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    Fantastic I wasn't expecting this to do anything but entertain but I finished the book significantly better informed on a v

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    I really enjoyed this book It could have been a dry read but wasn't The author gave great info and kept it flowing

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SUMMARY Ë WIKIWEBDIR.CO.UK ☆ Natalie Livingstone

The Mistresses of Cliveden

The three hundred years between the Countess and Christine Keeler the house was occupied by a dynasty of remarkable women Elizabeth Villiers an intellectual who brokered the rise and fall of governments; Augusta of Saxe Gotha a minor German royal who almost became ueen of England; Harriet Duchess of Sutherland the glittering society hostess turned political campaigner; and Nancy Astor the consummate controversialist who became the first woman to take a seat in parliament Under the direction of these women. A very enjoyably read about five women connected to Cliveden definitely one for people who think non fiction cannot be just as fluid to read as fiction My only gripe is that the depth of research is rather varied across the women with interesting aspects skimmed over in some lives while comparatively irrelevant detail is discussed in others But the author has left me interested enough in four of these five women to search out in depth looks at their livesIdeally this would be a 35 book for me

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Cliveden provided a stage for political plots and artistic premieres hosted grieving monarchs and republican radicals was idealised as a family home and maligned as a threat to national security The Mistresses of Cliveden is by turns a historical epic a political thriller a family drama and an intimate history of the relationships between people and place Above all it is a story about sex and power and the ways in which exceptional women have evaded exploited and confronted the expectations of their times. 35 starsAn entertaining romp through history hinged around the singular magnificent and infamous Cliveden estate from its beginnings as a luxurious pleasure palace built by the Duke of Buckingham in the Restoration reign of King Charles II to the Profumo Affair in the 1960s the sex scandal which took down the British governmentThough the writing is lively making for an entertaining read as others have pointed out the title is misleading as the bulk of the writing really doesn t focus on the women who are ostensibly meant to be the subject Instead we see a great deal of the men around whom these women s lives revolved as we watch these men build rebuild expand restore and renovate the house and grounds of Cliveden through the centuries while the women for the most part are sort of added in as decoration Now some might say the author has a conflict of interest writing this book as her husband is the current owner of Cliveden but I think this simply gives an additional layer to the history she s written as the latest mistress of the houseThere were a great many pictures sprinkled throughout the text which I found wonderful I love having lots of visual references especially the gorgeous portraits which led off each part introducing a new mistress of Cliveden As an architecture nut about the only thing I wish would ve been added are some floorplans of the house Also while a Cast of Characters is provided at the beginning of the book again personally I would ve preferred having some kind of genealogical tree to show the relationships and descendantsAs someone who enjoys both British history and architecture this book provided the perfect combination of both Thanks to The Random House Publishing Group and Goodreads giveaways for providing me a copy of this book Winds of Enchantment stage for political plots and artistic premieres hosted grieving monarchs and republican radicals was idealised as a family home and maligned as a threat to national The Odds Against security The Mistresses of Cliveden is by turns a historical epic a political thriller a family drama and an intimate history of the relationships between people and place Above all it is a Tokyo Kill story about Unbroken The Reaper Diaries sex and power and the ways in which exceptional women have evaded exploited and confronted the expectations of their times. 35 Bhishma an Enigma starsAn entertaining romp through history hinged around the The Art of Loving singular magnificent and infamous Cliveden estate from its beginnings as a luxurious pleasure palace built by the Duke of Buckingham in the Restoration reign of King Charles II to the Profumo Affair in the 1960s the Jack Kerouac sex Reputation subject Instead we Alfablot see a great deal of the men around whom these women Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) s lives revolved as we watch these men build rebuild expand restore and renovate the house and grounds of Cliveden through the centuries while the women for the most part are Heads of the Colored People sort of added in as decoration Now The Syrian Rebellion say the author has a conflict of interest writing this book as her husband is the current owner of Cliveden but I think this Lovers Destined she Sweeter Than Wine sprinkled throughout the text which I found wonderful I love having lots of visual references especially the gorgeous portraits which led off each part introducing a new mistress of Cliveden As an architecture nut about the only thing I wish would ve been added are Lady Ariana some floorplans of the house Also while a Cast of Characters is provided at the beginning of the book again personally I would ve preferred having Milk And Honey some kind of genealogical tree to Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price show the relationships and descendantsAs The Substitute Bride someone who enjoys both British history and architecture this book provided the perfect combination of both Thanks to The Random House Publishing Group and Goodreads giveaways for providing me a copy of this book

SUMMARY Ë WIKIWEBDIR.CO.UK ☆ Natalie Livingstone

A Sunday Times bestseller The Mistresses of Cliveden is the extraordinary story of how five women used their home to influence British society From its dawn in the 1660s to its twilight in the 1960s Cliveden was an emblem of elite misbehaviour and intrigue Conceived by the Duke of Buckingham as a retreat for his scandalous affair with Anna Maria Countess of Shrewsbury the house later served as the backdrop for the Profumo Affair which would bring down a government and change the course of British historyIn. I m chairing an event with Natalie on the 14th March at the VA if you re in London and fancy coming along It s a fascinating book I Love You Almost Always story of how five women used their home to influence British Gloom Town society From its dawn in the 1660s to its twilight in the 1960s Cliveden was an emblem of elite misbehaviour and intrigue Conceived by the Duke of Buckingham as a retreat for his uinze dias scandalous affair with Anna Maria Countess of Shrewsbury the house later Cheating for the Chicken Man served as the backdrop for the Profumo Affair which would bring down a government and change the course of British historyIn. I m chairing an event with Natalie on the 14th March at the VA if you re in London and fancy coming along It The Last Runaway s a fascinating book

  • Hardcover
  • 512
  • The Mistresses of Cliveden
  • Natalie Livingstone
  • English
  • 01 February 2018
  • 9780091954529

About the Author: Natalie Livingstone

Natalie Livingstone was born and raised in London She graduated with a first class degree in history from Christ's College Cambridge in 1998 She began her career as a feature writer at the Daily Express and now contributes to Tatler Harper's Bazaar US Vogue Elle The Times and the Mail on Sunday Natalie lives in London with her husband and two children