Letters by the 18th century blue-stocking grande dame, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. She was a duke's daughter, who married the English ambassador in Constantinople, and the friend of Swift and Pope, whom she numbered among her correspondents.
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Lady Mary's personal life was very complicated but her letters draw a veil over all that. She focusses on local colour, decorating details and other topics likely to interest her correspondents ... Read full review
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