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The Favourite

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by Ophelia Field


Format: Paperback / softback, 592 pages

Published: 29 Nov 2018



‘An incredible story crackling with royal passion, envy, ambition and betrayal … A tour de force’ Lucy WorsleySarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, was as glamorous as she was controversial. Politically influential and independently powerful, she was an intimate, and then a blackmailer, of Queen Anne, accusing her of keeping lesbian favourites – including Sarah’s own cousin Abigail Masham.

Ophelia Field’s masterly biography brings Sarah Churchill’s own voice, passionate and intelligent, back to life. Here is an unforgettable portrait of a woman who cared intensely about how we would remember her – perfect for fans interested in the history behind the award-winning film starring Rachel Weisz with Olivia Colman and Emma Stone.



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