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The Resource The grit in the pearl : the scandalous life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, Lyndsy Spence

The grit in the pearl : the scandalous life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, Lyndsy Spence

Label
The grit in the pearl : the scandalous life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll
Title
The grit in the pearl
Title remainder
the scandalous life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll
Statement of responsibility
Lyndsy Spence
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll (1912-1993) was an international celebrity in her youth, adored and observed by millions. But in 1963, the year of the Profumo Affair, the 11th Duke of Argyll shocked the country when he alleged that his adulterous wife had slept with over 80 men behind his back. He produced, as his evidence, a set of sexually explicit Polaroid photographs and explosive love letters. The duke won a divorce, but this had a dramatic effect on Margaret's life. On the verge of financial destitution, she fell from grace and was abandoned by most of her friends prior to her death in a nursing home in Pimlico in 1993. Lyndsy Spence tells a tragic story of the life and downfall of this fascinatingly complex woman, and shows how she fell victim to a cruel husband, harsh social mores and an unforgiving class
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spence, Lyndsy
Dewey number
  • 941'.082'092
  • 941'.082'092
  • 941'.082'092
  • 941'.082'092
  • 941.082092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Margaret
  • Nobility
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Biography
Label
The grit in the pearl : the scandalous life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, Lyndsy Spence
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780750986991
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780750986991
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The grit in the pearl : the scandalous life of Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, Lyndsy Spence
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780750986991
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780750986991
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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