Defiance

Defiance

The Life and Choices of Lady Anne Barnard

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Lady Anne Barnard lived at the heart of Georgian society, yet was never fully part of it. The Prince of Wales counted among many friends and she was brilliant in company. But she was seen as an eccentric - an outsider. What defined this poet and musician, artist and hostess, was defiance of convention. High-born yet an egalitarian, she rejected numerous suitors, lived independently by buying and renting houses and travelled alone to observe the French Revolution. When she did marry it was to a junior army officer, twelve years younger than she, and together they withdrew to Africa. Her curious ways attracted gossip right into her final years when she raised a mysterious dark-skinned child at her home in Berkeley Square.
Publisher: London :, Faber & Faber,, 2016
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9780571311125
0571311121
Branch Call Number: 910.4092 TAY NVD
Characteristics: x, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

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