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The Duchess of Drury Lane Audiobook

The Duchess of Drury Lane

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Growing up in a poverty-stricken, fatherless household, Dorothy Jordan overcame her humble beginnings to become the most famous comic actress of her day.

Beginning her career on the Dublin stage, she moved on to the playhouses of Leeds and York before achieving fame performing at Sheridan's famous theatre on Drury Lane. It was there that Dorothy caught the eye of the Duke of Clarence, later to become King William IV. Her 20-year relationship with the Duke was one of great happiness and domesticity, producing ten children. But ultimately Dorothy's generous nature was her undoing, and she was to be cruelly betrayed by the man she loved.

©2012 Freda Lightfoot (P)2016 Story Sound

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    Mrs Moreton, United Kingdom 24/10/2016
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    Really enjoyed this book about Dorothea Jordan - little known now but a significant figure in the theatre and the life of William IV. The last time I read anything about Dora was with Jean Plaids book in my youth and this story certainly fills in many of the gaps. Certainly an intriguing subject.

    Narrator is easy on the ear & will be looking at the other historical book narrated by her for Ms Lightfoot. Hoping that she narrates the other books in the Margot series too.

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