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  • The Mistresses of Cliveden

  • By: Natalie Livingstone
  • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

From its dawn in the 1660s to its twilight in the 1960s, Cliveden was an emblem of elite misbehaviour and intrigue. Conceived by the Duke of Buckingham as a retreat for his scandalous affair with Anna-Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, the house later served as the backdrop for the Profumo affair. In the 300 years between, the house was occupied by a dynasty of remarkable women each of whom left their mark on this great house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much More Than A Book About A House

  • By Alison on 28-02-17

super history lesson

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-16

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I found the attempts at accents annoying. If I read a book I do not need accents

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