A Right Royal Scandal

surprised by a visit from Sir William Abdy, whom she hardly knew other than by sight and reputation: 'I have called ... Bentinck,' said he, half angry, 'is the greatest fool in the world; and in Paris we always used to laugh at him.

A Right Royal Scandal

From the authors of An Infamous Mistress: “The tale of two juicy 19th-century scandals, both concerning the aristocratic Cavendish-Bentinck family” (Cheshire Life). Almost two books in one, A Right Royal Scandal recounts the fascinating history of the irregular love matches contracted by two successive generations of the Cavendish-Bentinck family, ancestors of the British royal family. The first part of this intriguing book looks at the scandal that erupted in Regency London, just months after the Battle of Waterloo, when the widowed Lord Charles Bentinck eloped with the Duke of Wellington’s married niece. Over two decades later and while at Oxford University, Lord Charles’ eldest son fell in love with a beautiful Romany girl, and secretly married her. When his alliance was discovered, he was cast adrift by his family—with devastating consequences. A love story as well as a brilliantly researched historical biography, this is a continuation of Joanne Major and Sarah Murden’s first biography, An Infamous Mistress, about the eighteenth-century courtesan Grace Dalrymple Elliott, whose daughter was the first wife of Lord Charles Bentinck. The book ends by showing how, if not for a young gypsy and her tragic life, the British monarchy would look very different today. “An easy read of a subject that keeps you engrossed from start to finish. This book is brilliant for those who enjoy the scandals of historical television, with the added authenticity of historical fact.” —History of Royals “The plots may seem to come straight out of the world of Regency Romance but they are all true, and carefully annotated and verified by Major and Murden.” —Naomi Clifford, author of The Murder of Mary Ashford

You ve Got To Laugh

It's Her Majesty's favourite breakfast, no less, and a right royal treat wherever you are in the world, from Kingston to Kingstanding. People would come and go all day long on a Saturday and it was really nice to connect with everyone.

You   ve Got To Laugh

The hilarious, heartwarming and joyful memoir from much-loved presenter Alison Hammond, host of ITV's This Morning. 'This woman's laugh is like gold dust' Huffington Post '[A] national treasure' Metro 'I always say a day is wasted without laughter . . .' Alison Hammond loves to laugh. And the nation laughs with her. Her sunny personality and zest for life have brought joy to millions and made her one of the UK's best-loved television presenters. Known for her hilarious and unforgettable interviews with Hollywood A-listers, Alison is also responsible for countless classic moments of broadcasting gold - from getting stuck on a caravan door to delivering Christmas cash dressed as an elf. But who is Alison Hammond really, and how did she become the personality we know and love? Shaped by the influence of her incredible mum, Alison went from small roles on television shows as a youngster to that life-changing appearance on Big Brother, before landing her dream job on This Morning. And through it all, she found the joy in every day, the positives in any situation. You've Got to Laugh gives a never-before-seen insight into Alison's life: her loves, her losses - with a side order of gossip. As well as being a hugely entertaining and uplifting read, Alison's story will inspire you to grab life with both hands and make the most of every single moment. 'Interviewer extraordinaire, reigning queen of the huns, and an out-and-out national treasure' Bustle

The Bankers Magazine

... that may be necessary to enable us to commence business whenever we choose , and to give the congé to the black -- ds ( shareholders , I mean ) of the north ( great laughter ) in a style truly right .royal . ( Roars of laughter . ) ...

The Bankers  Magazine


The Bankers Magazine and Journal of the Money Market

... that may be necessary to enable us to commence business whenever we choose , and to give the congé to the black -- ds ( shareholders , I mean ) of the north ( great laughter ) in a style truly right ' royal . ' ( Roars of laughter . ) ...

The Bankers  Magazine  and Journal of the Money Market


Reform Government in the Dominion

I have denied the royal right to tell fibs when it suited the royal convenience , or to levy forced beneVolences ... Well , perhaps bringing anybody to reason is not exactly Dr. Tupper's forte -- ( hear , hear , and a laugh ) —but if we ...

Reform Government in the Dominion


The Western Literary Messenger

... of a fit of laughter continuing ! greeting . The hour passed , his visit drew 10 an end , for several hours , with very slight intermission.- and as he walked away , a right royal open air , Ha , Wearied and exhausted beyond measure ...

The Western Literary Messenger


By Right of Conquest

... and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning " -Graphic . " If you want a really good book for young children , get Laugh and Learn . " -- Truth “ Every mother of children should have Laugh and Learn ...

By Right of Conquest


A Right Royal Bastard

You sometime laugh so much you pee - pee . You sometime so frightened you make pee - pee also . On dis day you maka pee - pee next to Tricky . Gra'mama frighten you , make pee - pee . ' This was getting out of hand , I wasn't liking it ...

A Right Royal Bastard

Sarah Miles was illegitimate, and of distant royal descent. Her childhood wasn't easy - she was dyslexic with a severe stammer - and rebellion was her means of expression. In London she revealed a talent for acting. This book is the first part of a two-volume autobiography.

The Dash for Khartoum

“ One of the best books of the kind imaginable , full of practical teaching in word and picture , and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning . " - Graphic . “ Every mother of children should have Laugh ...

The Dash for Khartoum


The pilots of Pomona

“ One of the best books of the kind imaginable , full of practical teaching in word and picture , and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning . " -- Graphic . “ Every mother of children should have Laugh ...

The pilots of Pomona


Held Fast for England

One of the best books of the kind imaginable , full of practical teaching in word and picture , and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning . " -- Graphic . “ Every mother of children should have Laugh ...

Held Fast for England


Redskin and Cow boy

One of the best books of the kind imaginable , full of practical teaching in word and picture , and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning . " -- Graphic . " Every mother of children should have Laugh ...

Redskin and Cow boy


The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady s Magazine and Museum

What a silly piece of spite ! mory of that right royal lady , whom all Yet it is impossible not to laugh when one ... We extract the following portrait of her September to walk from my house at drawn previously to her happy marriage .

The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic  and Lady s Magazine and Museum


The Eclectic Review

... a series of syllogisms , to form a right royal argument for the faith which he so soon was to abjure and destroy . ... In the nineteenth century we laugh at these royal expurgations and additions ; but there was not then much to ...

The Eclectic Review


Through the Sikh War

One of the best books of the kind imaginable, full of practical teaching in word and picture, and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning." — Graphic. "Every mother of children should have Laugh and Learn ...

Through the Sikh War


St Bartholomew s Eve

One of the best books of the kind imaginable , full of practical teaching in word and picture , and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning . " - Graphic . “ Every mother of children should have Laugh and ...

St  Bartholomew s Eve

St. Bartholomew's Eve tells the story of young protagonist Phillip Fletcher who is half English, half French and full Protestant. He journeys to France to help his cousin in the Huguenot Wars and finds himself experiencing great adventures and finding true love during a time of harsh religious conflict in Europe.

Beric the Briton

“ One of the best books of the kind imaginable , full of practical teaching in word and picture , and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning . " - Graphic . “ Every mother of children should have Laugh ...

Beric the Briton


In Greek Waters

One of the best books of the kind imaginable , full of practical teaching in word and picture , and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning . " --Graphic . “ Every mother of children should have Laugh and ...

In Greek Waters


A Jacobite Exile

“ One of the best books of the kind imaginable , full of practical teaching in word and picture , and helping the little ones pleasantly along a right royal road to learning . " -- Graphic . “ Every mother of children should have Laugh ...

A Jacobite Exile

A compelling adventure story about Charles XII of Sweden, €A Jacobite Exile features historically-accurate facts about Peter the Great and Charles XII.