Perdita

By Sarah Gristwood

Abridged by Libby Spurrier

The biography of one of the most celebrated and beautiful women of Georgian society, the actress, royal mistress and writer Mary Robinson.

Her life was a rollercoaster ride, from the debtor's prison to the courts of LONDON and PARIS, from success at Drury Lane to public slander and eventual literary acclaim.

Read by Emma Fielding.

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By Sarah Gristwood

Abridged by Libby Spurrier

The biography of one of the most celebrated and beautiful women of Georgian society, the actress, royal mistress and writer Mary Robinson.

Her life was a rollercoaster ride, from the debtor's prison to the courts of LONDON and PARIS, from success at Drury Lane to public slander and eventual literary acclaim.

Read by Emma Fielding.Mary has married young, but her husband is a spendthrift.

She sets out to conquer fashionable LONDON society and win influential admirers.

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Now a successful actress, often in the scandal sheets, Mary catches the eye of the young Prince of Wales.

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Penniless and ridiculed after the ending of her royal affair, Mary Robinson flees to PARIS to conquer the French court.

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A passionate relationship with a military hero and aspiring politician keeps Mary in the most influential circles of the day.

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Ill-health makes Mary focus on her writing as a source of income, and she becomes a best selling poet and novelist.