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THE RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK'Gobsmacking' The Times'Luscious' Mail on Sunday'Delectable . . . ravishing' Sunday Times'A chocolate box full of delicious gothic delights - jump in' Lucy Worsley'Stranger than fiction, as dark as any gothic drama . . . utterly gripping' Amanda Foreman'Brings to life the colourful characters of the Georgian era's most notorious families with all the verve and skill of the era's finest novelists . . . A powdered and pomaded, sordid and silk-swathed adventure' Hallie RubenholdMany know Lord Byron as leading poet of the Romantic movement.
But few know the dynasty from which he emerged; infamous for its scandal and impropriety, with tales of elopement, murder, kidnaping, profligacy, doomed romance and adultery.
A sumptuous story that begins in rural Nottinghamshire and plays out in the gentleman's clubs of Georgian London, amid tempests on far-flung seas, and in the glamour of pre-revolutionary France, The Fall of the House of Byron is the acclaimed account of intense family drama over three turbulent generations.
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