Cultural historian Sian Evans’ latest book, Queen Bees, looks at the lives of six remarkable women who made careers out of being British society hostesses between the wars, including Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, and Mrs Greville, who cultivated relationships with Edward VII, as well as Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax.
Written with wit, verve and heart, Queen Bees is the story of a social revolution, and the extraordinary women who helped it happen.
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