Arrow, 1954 - 380 pages
Daphne Du Maurier's story of sex, society and scandal, based on the life of her great-great-grandmother. Cockney girl Mary Anne has known the grinding heel of poverty. Now, with beauty, brains and ambition, and the glittering decadence of Regency London to sustain her, she becomes a Royal mistress.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - anneearney - LibraryThing
Knowing that the story was based on du Maurier's grandmother's life made it interesting, but if I hadn't known that, I think I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. It was as if her usual fluid story ... Read full review
MARY ANNEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A novel, quite openly based on actual historical records relating to Miss du Maurier's great, great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke. It is made to order material for a colorful period novel, a sort of ... Read full review