The Beauty of Her Age

The Beauty of Her Age

A Tale of Sex, Scandal and Money in Victorian England

Hardback288pp Illustrated156x234mm

9781445653204     Product Code: 505013


Yolande Duvernay was born in poverty in Paris in 1812. Under the control of her mother, she became a celebrated ballerina and mistress of a series of wealthy men. This intriguing tale of sex, money and power tells how she persuaded Stephens Lyne-Stephens, the richest commoner in England, to marry her. When he died, leaving her an annual income worth £6 million in today’s terms, his will was challenged in the Court of Chancery. But Yolande wasn’t beaten yet…

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