Review: ENGLAND’S MISTRESS by Kate Williams

Wicked: How a poor girl used her beauty to ascend Britain’s social heights
by Amanda Vaill for Washington Post/Book World

“It’s a story line too implausible for fiction: A beautiful girl, born in poverty and raised in squalor, parlays a job as a servant into that of an actress-model and professional escort; becomes the mistress of one wealthy aristocrat and the wife of another; turns into a media star whose picture is on every publication and in every house in the land; and carries on a wildly public adulterous love affair with the most famous man in the world.”

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