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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (644 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daphne du Maurier Narrator: Carole Boyd Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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She set men’s hearts on fire and scandalized a country

Master storyteller Daphne du Maurier evokes the rise and fall of one of her most unforgettable characters.

An ambitious, stunning, and seductive young woman, Mary Anne finds the single most rewarding way to rise above her miserable cockney world: she will become the mistress to a royal duke. In doing so, she provokes a scandal that rocks Regency, England. Mary Anne glitters with sex, scandal, corruption, and the privileged world of high society.

Based on the true story of one of du Maurier’s own distant relatives, Mary Anne’s love of money and the men who spend it embroil her in risks that threaten her very existence.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Christina Dudley | 2/5/2014

    " Much as I loved Du Maurier's REBECCA and THE KING'S GENERAL, I've found some of her other books less appealing, this one included. It should be juicy, right? The tale of an ordinary girl who rose to become mistress to the Duke of York in the time of George III. And yet... Du Maurier also writes in a very different style than her usual, I think to imitate Mary Anne's plain speech, but it began to grate on me. So sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Pamela Murray | 2/1/2014

    " Regency sex and fashion is fun. Regency politics is kind of boring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tipping Ellis | 1/10/2014

    " I've read every single book du Maurier has written. This is the only one I did not like. A story about a courtier must have been very exciting in 1954. Now that virginity is a ho hum subject this kind of plot no longer holds any interest for the modern world. IMHO "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Delaney | 12/14/2013

    " The middle of this book gets very BORING. I could have skipped 100 pages and not missed anything. I probably would have stopped reading it, but I am on a quest to read everything by Daphne Du Maurier. This was not my favorite by her. "

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About the Author
Author Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) was born in London, the daughter of the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of the author and artist George du Maurier. She has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. Besides novels, du Maurier wrote plays, biographies, and several collections of short fiction. Among her more famous works are The Scapegoat, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, and the short story “The Birds,” all of which were subsequently made into films, the latter three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.