Mrs. Melbourne by Hebe Elsna
by Hebe Elsna
Collins, 1972 [Revised], hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, pages age toned, previous store stamp on front end-paper, front cover very slightly bowed, price-clipped dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear, a little creasing, small chips and tears, (see photographs)
"In "The Love Match" which was published some years ago, Hebe Elsna chose as one of the leading characters William Lamb, the much tried husband of Lady Caroline Lamb, whose passionate attachment for Lord Byron made her notorious.
In this book, Caroline is long since dead and William is now Lord Melbourne, the Whig Premier of Queen Victoria's early reign.
Debonair, urbane, witty and charming, Melbourne helps to mould the character of the girl Queen and wins her romantic devotion, which he returns. It is his last love affair, her first, before Albert, the future Prince Consort was more to her than the rather tiresome cousin she was being urged to marry."