The biography of Jane Digby, a celebrated aristocratic beauty, who married Lord Ellenborough at seventeen. Their divorce a few years later was one of England s most scandalous at that time. In her quest for passionate fulfilment she had lovers which included an Austrian prince, King Ludvig I of Bavaria, and a Greek count whose infidelities drove her to the Orient. In Syria, she found the love of her life, a Bedouin nobleman, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab who was twenty years her junior. Based on her diaries, this is not only a sympathetic and dramatic portrait of a rare woman, but a fascinating glimpse into the centuries-old Bedouin tradition that is now almost lost.
  • Author: Lovell, Mary
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 05/05/2011
  • ISBN: 9781857024692
  • B-Code: BA4692
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm