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  • Edith Cavellby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    Edith Cavell was born on 4th December 1865, daughter of the vicar of Swardeston in Norfolk, and shot in Brussels on 12th October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape over the Belgian border. Following a traditional village childhood in 19th century England, Edith worked as a governess in the UK and... more...

  • Gwendolenby Diana Souhami

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 13.99

    "A bold feat of imagination . . . . Intriguing and moving: a fictional recovery of the woman's interior experience . . . and a powerful meditation upon the nature of creativity. Both an arresting interpretation of George Eliot's work and a compelling fiction in its own right." ?Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch In an astonishing... more...

  • Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughterby Diana Souhami

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Alice Keppel, the married lover of Queen Victoria's eldest son and great-grandmother to Camilla Parker-Bowles, was a key figure in Edwardian society. Hers was the acceptable face of adultery. Discretion was her hallmark. It was her art to be the king's mistress and yet to laud the Royal Family and the institution of marriage. Formidable and manipulative,... more...

  • The Trials of Radclyffe Hallby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Diana Souhami?s Lambda Award?winning biography is a fascinating look at one of the twentieth century?s most intriguing lesbian literary figures Born in 1880, Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall was a young unwanted child when her parents put an end to their tempestuous marriage by filing for divorce. She had already made tentative forays into lesbian... more...

  • Selkirk's Islandby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Winner of the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award: Diana Souhami?s gripping true story of the man and the island that inspired Robinson Crusoe This action-filled biography follows Alexander Selkirk, an eighteenth-century Scottish buccaneer who sailed the South Seas plundering for gold. But an ill-fated expedition in 1703 led to shipwreck on remote... more...

  • Gluckby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Diana Souhami?s critically acclaimed biography of lesbian painter Hannah Gluckstein?the woman, the artist, the legend To her family, Hannah Gluckstein was known as Hig. To Edith Shackleton Heald, the journalist with whom she lived for almost forty years, she was Dearest Grub. And to the art world, she was simply Gluck.   She was born in 1895... more...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Moving between fact and fiction, past and present, this dizzyingly inventive novel reimagines the story of the Mutiny on the Bounty It started with a coconut . . .   In the early hours of April 27, 1789, Fletcher Christian, master?s mate on the HMS Bounty , took a coconut from a pile on the quarterdeck. This random, seemingly inconsequential... more...

  • Murder at Wrotham Hillby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 2012; US$ 13.07

    Murder at Wrotham Hill takes the killing in October 1946 of Dagmar Petrzywalski as the catalyst for a compelling and unique meditation on murder and fate. Dagmar, a gentle, eccentric spinster, was the embodiment of Austerity Britain's prudence and thrift. Her murderer Harold Hagger's litany of petty crimes, abandoned wives, sloughed-off identities... more...

  • Gertrude and Aliceby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 2013; US$ 13.07

    Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Tokas were the talk of pre-war Paris. Photographed by Cecil Beaton and Man Ray, painted by Picasso and written about by Hemingway, they were at the heart of Parisian cultural and literary life. Alice, convinced that Gertrude was a genius, cooked for her, typed her manuscripts and fought to obtain the fame she was convinced... more...

  • Gwendolenby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 2014; US$ 13.07

    I was winning until I met your gaze... Gambling at the roulette tables of the Kursaal, Gwendolen Harleth glances up to meet Daniel Deronda's arresting stare. Striking, selfish and wilful, she is at that moment the mistress of her destiny. Years later, the flawed heroine and true protagonist of Eliot's last great novel writes her confessional to... more...