Based on a true story . . .
Bright, beautiful, and bold, Jane Digby led a remarkable life. Born to privilege in 1807 at Dorset, England, she soon scandalized Europe with her reckless pursuit of freedom. She sacrificed home, family, and respectability for her passions. Kings, princes, barons, brigands, lords, and sheikhs were among her lovers. A gifted artist and musician, as well as a superb horsewoman, she spoke several languages, read widely, wrote eloquently, and embraced all manner of culture and travel.
An amusing, thoughtful, and moving work of historical fiction, Jane Digby’s Diary offers a compelling account of the life of a woman who truly lived all for love. In this opening volume to the series, we are introduced to Jane at seventeen. Spoiled and charming, she seems destined for the privileged life of a well-bred Englishwoman. Her early marriage to Lord Ellenborough begins as a love match until one of the greatest scandals of the Regency era destroys her future, or so it would seem. Jane is nothing if not resilient.
In To Begin, Begin, Jane tells her story in diary form, as if she is speaking to a friend, creating an intimate and compulsively readable look at her life and her times. Will she find the true love and freedom she so desires? There is only one way to find out. Come join her on her path to a life well lived.