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The Mistress Of Nothing Kate Pullinger

The Mistress Of Nothing

Kate Pullinger

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ISBN : 9781552788684
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248 pages
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Lady Duff Gordon is the toast of Victorian London. But when her debilitating tuberculosis requires healthier climate, she and her ladys maid, Sally, set sail for Egypt. It is Sally who describes, with a mixture of wonder and trepidation, the oddMoreLady Duff Gordon is the toast of Victorian London. But when her debilitating tuberculosis requires healthier climate, she and her ladys maid, Sally, set sail for Egypt. It is Sally who describes, with a mixture of wonder and trepidation, the odd menage marshalled by the resourceful Omar, which travels down the Nile to a new life in Luxor. When Lady Duff Gordon undoes her stays and takes to native dress, throwing herself into weekly salons, language lessons, excursions to the tombs, Sally too adapts to a new world, affording her heady and heartfelt freedoms never known before. But freedom is a luxury that a maid can ill-afford, and when Sally grasps more than her status entitles her to, she is brutally reminded that she is mistress of nothing.In 1862, the real Lucie, Lady Duff Gordon, a well known writer and hostess, traveled to Egypt with her maid. Her letters form the basis for this historical novel.