The Duchess of Drury Lane
by Freda Lightfoot

Passion, jealousy, scandal and betrayal – a true-life Regency Romance of the rise and fall of an extraordinary woman born into extraordinary times

Growing up in a poverty-stricken, fatherless household, Dorothy Jordan overcame her humble beginnings to become the most famous comic actress of her day.

It was while performing on Drury Lane that Dorothy caught the eye of the Duke of Clarence, later to become King William IV. Her twenty-year relationship with the Duke was one of great happiness and domesticity, producing ten children. But ultimately, Dorothy’s generous nature was her undoing and she was to be cruelly betrayed by the man she loved.


“Readers of Regencies will enjoy this, as will fans of Jean Plaidy’s work.”

Library Journal

“This fast-paced, biographical novel is pleasure to read and a great addition to historical fiction centered on royal personages.”

Historical Novel Society

“A richly detailed historical novel, which will definitely speak to fans of Rosalind Laker”


Freda Lightfoot

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The Duchess of Drury Lane by Freda Lightfoot is available in the following formats

Paperback978184751464631st January 2014138 X 216mm256£13.99
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