A new biography of the charismatic Georgian society hostess Lady Anne Barnard, who became defined by her defiance of convention.
Stephen Taylor is a writer of biography, history and travel. He has an enduring connection with Africa, where he was born and which provided the setting for his first four books, but in recent years he has turned to people and events from the Georgian age. These themes come together in this, the first comprehensive life of Lady Anne Barnard. A former foreign correspondent for The Times in South East Asia and Australia as well as Africa, he plays the piano poorly but persistently, sings in a choir, lives in Berkshire and is married with a son, a daughter and a grandson.