Life Mask

Life Mask

eBook - 2011
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The Honourable Mrs. Damer is a young widow of eccentric tastes, the only female sculptor of her time. The Earl of Derby, inventor of the horse race that bears his name, is the richest man in the House of Lords-- and the ugliest. Miss Eliza Farren, born a nobody, now reigns as the Queen of Comedy at Drury Lane Theatre. In a time of looming war and terrorism, of glittering spectacle and financial disasters, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Their marriages and friendships stretch or break; political liaisons prove as dangerous as erotic ones. Will Eliza Farren ever gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World? Can Lord Derby's pride endure public mockery of his long, unconsummated courtship of the actress? And how is Anne Damer ever to silence the whispers of Sapphism that haunt her? Let the games begin ...
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] :, HarperCollins Canada,, 2011.
ISBN: 9781443406963
1443406961
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Another 'true story' -- this book follows the tale of three famed Londoners at the outset of the French Revolution. War, politics and love -- including rumours of lesbian liaisons -- threaten to destroy lives and friendships.

Another 'true story' -- this book follows the tale of three famed Londoners at the outset of the French Revolution. War, politics and love -- including rumours of lesbian liaisons -- threaten to destroy lives and friendships.


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Lirael
Jan 07, 2015

Fascinating historical novel set in late 1700s, based on three historical figures. For more information, there's a companion guide created by college student as a project for a class, http://rebeccariverslitblog.wordpress.com/, with images of the three characters and of the theater, resources, and discussion questions.

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