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Sir William (1963) was the second entry in David Stacton’s triptych of novels on the theme of ‘The Sexes’, for which he chose to fictionalise one of history’s great love affairs.
‘David Stacton’s novel of the notorious ménage à trois between the fetching Lady Hamilton, her husband Sir William, and her lover, Lord Nelson, is a scintillating piece of historical fiction.’ New York World-Telegram
‘Stacton’s best book… written with epigrammatic wit and grace.’ Kirkus Reviews
‘A sweeping luxuriant romp through the pre-Trafalgar life of Lady Hamilton. Her Pygmalion rescue from whoredom by the ineffable Charles Greville is wickedly told.’ Sunday Times
‘Stacton is a magnificent storyteller.’ Book Week
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