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Mrs Jordan's Profession
  • Published: 12 October 1995
  • ISBN: 9780141933191
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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Mrs Jordan's Profession

The Story of a Great Actress and a Future King



Acclaimed as the greatest comic actress of her day, Dora Jordan played a quite different role off-stage as lover to the future king, William IV, third son of George III. In fact, Dora bore no less than ten children and the couple lived happily in a villa on the Thames until William bowed to pressure and abandoned her.

Making full use of Dora's letters to William, Claire Tomalin vividly re-creates the royal, political and theatrical worlds of late eighteenth-century England. The story of how Dora moved between stage and home, of how she battled for her family and her career makes a classic tale of royal perfidy and womanly courage.

'Intelligent, finely made and wonderfully readable. As gripping as the best fiction.' Jan Dalley, Independent on Sunday.

  • Published: 12 October 1995
  • ISBN: 9780141933191
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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