About the book
Alongside his brilliant naval career, Lady Hamilton was Nelson’s other great obsession, and this intimate portrait of their love affair illustrates how England’s most celebrated admiral was captivated by this vivacious, strong-minded and passionate woman, who began life in poverty yet rose to marry an aristocrat and to consort with kings. But it is the complex relationship between Horatia and the woman she believed was only her godmother that forms the heart of this poignant, absorbing novel. Shifting between the idyll of Horatia’s childhood before Nelson’s death at Trafalgar and the gloom of Emma’s Calais rooms nine years later, Nelson’s Daughter offers a vivid and beguiling vision of Nelson’s most personal legacy.
Reviewed by Accidental Reading Group:
All agreed it was a lost opportunity to tell what could have been a good story. Hopped around too much – confused. Characterisation very poor and sketchy.
Star rating: *