My Dearest Ben
An intimate glimpse into the world of Benjamin Disraeli,
his family and the women in his life – through their letters.
THEA VAN DAM
Published by Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society in February 2018.
Many books show Benjamin Disraeli the politician and prime minister, but few reveal his relationships with parents, sister, brothers, with his wife and his lovers.
This book draws on the more than 10,000 letters that Ben – ‘Dizzy’ to his friends– wrote with his own hand. It shows his ‘special relationship’ with Buckinghamshire: from a summer holiday at Hyde House near Chesham in 1825 to his own ‘great house’ at Hughenden where he died in 1881.
First published in 2008, this is a second edition, with added index, family tree and chronology.
208 pages, paperback, with map and 17 illustrations. ISBN 978-0-9957177-2-5
£5.75 plus £1.25 postage.