Natalie Livingstone was born and raised in London. She graduated with a first-class degree in history from Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1998. She began her career as a feature writer at The Daily Express and now contributes to Tatler, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, The Times, and The Mail on Sunday. She lives in London with her husband and two children. The Mistresses of Cliveden is her first book.
An utterly fascinating and completely beguiling account of three centuries of high living, high politics, and high drama at one of Britain s most famous stately homes. A page-turner from start to finish, The Mistresses of Cliveden perfectly illustrates why social history rules the shelves; it s history with all the good stuff left in. Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire A wonderful voyage through the fascinating history of Cliveden this is a brilliant book full of gripping personalities and beautiful detail. Kate Williams, author of Ambition and Desire Well-researched, well-written and narratively enthralling . . . Romance, sex, scandal and political intrigue have been central to the history of the house for more than three centuries and Mrs. Livingstone . . . has chronicled it all with scholarship, readability, wit and a fine eye for telling detail. Evening Standard [A] wide-ranging and deliciously enjoyable biography of one of England s grandest country houses . . . Livingstone interweaves the huge panorama of three centuries of British history. . . . But at the heart of the book, the seductive power of the house itself affects each generation of women. Daily Telegraph Her scholarship is considerable and yet she wears it lightly, producing a book which is always lively, entertaining and immensely readable. Daily Express