Augusta Leigh, Byron's Half Sister: A Biography

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Chatto & Windus, 2000 - Great Britain - 438 pages
Augusta Leigh was the child of one of the most notorious scandals of late 18th-Century England - the elopement of 'Mad Jack' Byron with the beautiful and willful Marchioness of Carmarthen - and scandal would pursue Augusta her whole life. Her marriage to the equerry of the Prince of Wales brought her nothing but poverty and seven children. Her love affair with her half-brother, Lord Byron, was largely responsible for his separation from his wife and his subsequent exile. This is the first biography of her life in thirty years.

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Michael Bakewell is a director of features and documentaries for TV and radio and the author of a biography of Lewis Carroll (1996). Melissa Bakewell writes and compiles biographical features for BBC Radio.

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