The Women of Rothschild: The Untold Story of the World's Most Famous Dynasty


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$39.99  $37.19
St. Martin's Press
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6.6 X 8.9 X 2.0 inches | 2.55 pounds

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About the Author

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, US Vogue, Elle, The Times and The Mail on Sunday. Natalie lives in London with her husband and three children. She is the author of The Mistresses of Cliveden and The Women of Rothschild.


"Reads like an epic novel...impressively researched and beautifully written." -The Wall Street Journal

"Commendable [and] well-researched." -The New York Times

"Deeply researched...This is a rich history to dip in and out of-each generation of the tangled family tree provides Livingstone with fascinating women of wealth and influence who found important ways to defy the expectations of their era." - Vogue, "Best Books for Fall 2022"

"Never before have the lives of the family's women been explored in such intelligent, entertaining detail as in Natalie Livingstone's new must read." -Town & Country

[A] richly textured narrative. Drawing on archives, memoirs, and published sources, [Natalie Livingstone] focuses on the British branch of the family, examining eight generations of Rothschild women whose influence reached into politics, literature, social reform, Zionism, science, and the arts. ... An engaging, authoritative, and refreshingly intimate history." -Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"Livingstone's vital and compelling book fills a gap in Jewish and women's history and will appeal to readers of both. The book includes extensive notes, an index, and a very helpful family tree." -Library Journal (starred)

"[A] comprehensive and colorful group biography of the women of the Rothschild dynasty...Livingstone expertly mines diaries, memoirs, and letters for vivid anecdotes...This sparkling history is full of riches." --Publishers Weekly

In this gripping biography, Natalie Livingstone shows that Rothschild women were the velvet gloves guiding the iron fists of their male relatives and far from being mere appendages, they acted as trusted confidants and silent partners. --Hannah Rothschild, author of The Improbability of Love

Captivating, intimate, dazzling, epic, and revelatory. --Simon Seabag-Montefiore

This brilliantly researched and scintillatingly written book is proof positive that the female of the Rothschild species were even more fascinating and talented than the males. --Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Praise for The Mistresses of Cliveden:

"[Livingstone's] portraits of strenuous and assertive women who resisted subjection, sometimes deploying their sexual allure to succeed, on other occasions drawing on their husband's wealth, are astute, spirited, and empathetic." --The Wall Street Journal

"Missing Downton Abbey already? This tome promises 'three centuries of scandal, power, and intrigue' and Natalie Livingstone definitely delivers."--Good Housekeeping

"Any of her action-filled chapters would merit a mini-series."--The New York Times Book Review

Lovers of modern English history and the scandals that infiltrated upper-crust society will find much to enjoy in this work."--Library Journal

"Packed with details about architecture, gardens, clothing, and manners, Livingstone's debut is an entertaining, anecdotal popular history."--Publishers Weekly