Lady Hamilton, illuminated by the early evening sun, smiled radiantly. “Horatia, my darling, but you are doing so very well. You are walking all by yourself, and so far! Good Lord Nelson will be so proud when I tell him; and I am proud too! God bless you, my darling! Come here and give me a hug.’ She held her arms wide, encouraging her to toddle further, but caught her as soon as she stumbled, and drew her in close. “Oh, you are such a clever, and very good girl!’”Lily Style “Horatia’s Secret”
Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.
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I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
Lily Style, writer, historian, and genealogist, and I are once again connecting the village of South Brent in Devon, Britain and Vancouver, Canada to discuss the remarkable life and legacy of Emma, Lady Hamilton, the great love of Admiral Lord Nelson.
Lily is the direct descendant of Admiral Lord Nelson and Emma, Lady Hamilton. She explores the past to piece together the real human stories lying behind dry facts. She writes regularly for Nelson-related publications. Horatia’s Secret is her first historical novel. And I understand that she is currently writing her next novel, The Tailor Prince.
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A special thank you, Lily for sharing your insights, your dedication to discovering the stories that have been hidden in the folds of history.
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