Edward the Rake (Google eBook)

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Dec 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 184 pages
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First published in 1975, these chapters in the life of Edward the Rake are dealt with frankly and light-heartedly. It is the story of a man who enjoyed himself and his indelicate advantages to the full, a penetrating and yet not unsympathetic portrait of the monarch and of the discreetly swinging social world that he created around him,
  

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Contents

That Dreadful Business at the Curragh
The Making of a Royal Rake
But Bertie
The Rakes Apprenticeship
Rake in Trouble
The Bismarck of Society
The Game Goes Wrong
The Rake Steps
The Rake at Forty
The Malady of Love
Rakes Haven
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About the author (2011)

John Pearson was born in 1930, and educated at King's College School, Wimbledon and
Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read history.

He has worked on various newspapers, including the Economist, The Times, and The
Sunday Times
where for a time he wrote the Atticus column.

After the success of his Life of Ian Fleming, he decamped with wife and family to Rome,
where he lived for some years. Mr Pearson returned to England to research and write
the life and times of the Kray brothers, and is now at work on a full-scale biography of
the Sitwells.

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