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The bestselling author of Slammerkin turns her attention to the Beau Monde of late eighteenth-century England, turning the private drama of three celebrated Londoners into a robust, full-bodied portrait of a world, and lives, on the brink of revolution. The Honourable Mrs. Damer is a young widow of eccentric tastes, the only female sculptor of her time. The Earl of Derby, inventor of the horse race that bears his name, is the richest man in the House of Lords-and the ugliest. Miss Eliza Farren, born a nobody, now reigns as Queen of Comedy at Drury Lane Theatre. In a time of looming war and terrorism, of glittering spectacle and financial disasters, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Their marriages and friendships stretch or break; political liaisons prove as dangerous as erotic ones. Will Eliza Farren ever gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World? Can Lord Derby's pride endure public mockery of his long, unconsummated courtship of the actress? And how is Anne Damer ever to silence the whispers of Sapphism that haunt her? Let the games begin...
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9780151009435
9780547541464
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The bestselling author of Slammerkin vividly brings to life the Beau Monde of late eighteenth-century England, turning the private drama of three celebrated Londoners into a robust, full-bodied portrait of a world on the brink of revolution. In a time of looming war, of glittering spectacle and financial disasters, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Marriages and friendships stretch or break; political liaisons prove as dangerous as erotic ones; and everyone wears a mask. Will Eliza Farren, England's leading comedic actress, gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World? Can Lord Derby, the inventor of the horse race that bears his name, endure public mockery of his long, unconsummated courtship of the actress? Will Anne Damer, a sculptor and rumored Sapphist, be the cause of Eliza's fall from grace?

This is a remakable novel in the tradition of the very best historical fiction.

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subject_facet Actresses -- Fiction, Courts and courtiers -- Fiction, Damer, Anne Seymour, -- 1748 or 9-1828 -- Fiction, Derby, Edward Smith Stanley, -- Earl of, -- 1752-1834 -- Fiction, Farren, Elizabeth, -- 1762-1829 -- Fiction, London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction, Nobility -- Fiction, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction, Women sculptors -- Fiction
title_display Life mask
title_full Life Mask, Life mask / Emma Donoghue
title_short Life mask
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topic_facet Actresses, Courts and courtiers, Damer, Anne Seymour, Derby, Edward Smith Stanley, Farren, Elizabeth, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Nobility, Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Women sculptors