Severn House Publishers
1 October 2013
"So you were once the beautiful Mrs. Robinson?"
The story opens as Mary Robinson looks back on an eventful life, when she was feted and celebrated as one of the most famous courtesans of her age. Her enigmatic beauty enamoured King George IV, and her love of acting and poetry promised a life of independent wealth and luxury. But time would expose a different story, and the autonomy Mary once craved would leave a lasting impact on her later life.
Overall, I found the story a little bland. There were some appealing sections when the author described the Georgian era in some detail, but there were also times when the narrative flagged a little and to be honest I was quite bored in places and found myself skipping to the more interesting passages.
My thanks to NetGalley and Severn House for the opportunity to read this book.