Anne Sebba, acclaimed for her biography of Mother Teresa, reveals it took an American beauty just three days to land Lord Randolph Churchill. Eight months after the marriage, Lady Jennie bore their son Winston. Using her charms to advance her husband and son, Jennie discreetly seduces 200 or more paramours-including the Prince of Wales. "Her prose is as smooth and elegant as expensive cashmere ."-Literary Review
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by Anne Perry
by Hilary Boyd
by Andrew Meier
by Asne Seierstad
by Joanna Briscoe
by Anne Fadiman
"Joanna David's initial delivery captures the energetic pace of Jennie's early years as she gallops through Manhattan in her father's carriage and whirls across Parisian ballrooms filled with rich gowns and crystal chandeliers that light up a fairy-tale world. David's enthusiastic narration, occasionally colored by a half-laugh of gaiety, lends much to passionate quotes from Randolph Churchill's love letters and to descriptions of young Jennie's American impetuousness and verve. After their marriage, David's pace slows as Randolph's mental illness sets in and his career dives. Anger colors David's speech as Jennie struggles with poverty, prejudice, rumors, and her willful son, Winston. David reads the period of Winston's young adulthood and Jennie's later life with a leisurely elegance that contrasts with the crises of the earlier times. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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