Sheridan's Nightingale: The Story of Elizabeth Linley

Author(s): Chedzoy Alan


On a wild night in March 1772, s small vessel put out to sea from Kent heading for Dunkirk. Aboard was eighteen-year-old Eliza Linley, the finest soprano in England. She was fleeing from a rich, elderly but unwanted admirer. Guarding her was the young Richard Brinsley Sheridan, a feckless adventurer, desperately in love but too diffident to admit it. Their destination was a convent where Eliza would be safe. They did not reach it. Instead they embarked upon one of the most discussed marriages of the eighteenth century.

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  • : 9780749003418
  • : Allison & Busby, Limited
  • : Allison & Busby, Limited
  • : April 1998
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  • : Chedzoy Alan
  • : Hardback
  • : English
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