The Bolter: Idina Sackville - The Woman Who Scandalised 1920s Society and Became White Mischief's In (BOK)

Frances Osborne

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On Friday 25th May, 1934, a forty-one-year-old woman walked into the lobby of Claridge's Hotel to meet the nineteen-year-old son whose face she did not know. Fifteen years earlier, as the First World War ended, Idina Sackville shocked high society by leaving his multimillionaire father to run off to Africa with a near penniless man. An inspiration for Nancy Mitford's character The Bolter, painted by William Orpen, and photographed by Cecil Beaton, Sackville went on to divorce a total of five times, yet died with a picture of her first love by her bed. Her struggle to reinvent her life with each new marriage left one husband murdered and branded her the 'high priestess' of White Mischief's bed-hopping Happy Valley in Kenya. Sackville's life was so scandalous that it was kept a secret from her great-granddaughter Frances Osborne. Now, Osborne tells the moving tale of betrayal and heartbreak behind Sackville's road to scandal and return, painting a dazzling portrait of high society in the early twentieth century.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2008
Forfatter Frances Osborne Forlag
LITTLE BROWN BOOKS GROUP
ISBN 9781844084807 Antall sider 336
Dimensjoner 12,6cm x 19,8cm x 2,3cm Vekt 275 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Biography: historical, political & military

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