Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire - Amanda Foreman Georgiana was a very interesting lady - on one hand, she was terribly insecure in her personal relationships and spent ridiculous amounts of money on gambling, while on the other, she was a loyal friend and shrewd politician in an age where women didn't have much power. She managed to hold her own kind of political power for about 30 years, by supporting the Whig party.If you're interested in the political culture of England around the time of the American and French Revolutions, this book gives a good account through the lens of Georgiana's life. If you're looking for something like a romance novel, this isn't the book for you.