• ""Gervat's lively account provides a sympathetic portrait of the duchesss and is illuminating about the period."

    Sunday Times Culture
  • "Gervat delivers a racy, enjoyable tale in an effervescent and readable style. Filled with juicy details and new archival research from Britain and the former Soviet Union, this is truly colourful entertainment Sunday Times"

    Sunday Times
  • "Gervat's research is immaculate and she shapes her story around a sympathetic grasp of the difficulties faced by the upper-class woman negotiating the rocky waters between love, the law, and public honour. Elizabeth is more than anything, however, a study of snobbery and self-deception, and it is this that makes it such a grippingly good read"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Gervat writes with sympathy and much good sense, backed up by sound scholarship, about a real-life woman in the round"