The Dragon Lady

 
 
Bloomsbury Caravel (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 20. Februar 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 313 Seiten
978-1-4482-1740-3 (ISBN)
 
From the glamorous Italian Riviera in the roaring twenties to the Art Deco glory of Eltham Palace in the thirties, from the secluded Scottish Highlands to sultry, segregated Rhodesia in the fifties, The Dragon Lady tells the story of the extraordinary life of Lady Virginia Courtauld, so-called for the exotic tattoo snaking up her leg.

Ostracised by society for being a foreign divorcée at the time of Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson, Ginie and her second husband Stephen Courtauld leave the confines of post-war Britain to forge a new life in Rhodesia, only to find that being progressive liberals during segregation proves mortally dangerous.

Subtly blending fact and fiction, deeply evocative of time and place in an era of great social change and threaded throughout with intrigue, the novel keeps the reader guessing from the outset who shot the Dragon Lady and why.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Höhe: 199 mm
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  • Breite: 128 mm
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  • Dicke: 22 mm
  • 221 gr
978-1-4482-1740-3 (9781448217403)
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Louisa Treger, a classical violinist, studied at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and worked as a freelance orchestral player and teacher. She subsequently turned to literature, earning a Ph.D. in English at University College London, where she focused on early-twentieth-century women's writing and was awarded the West Scholarship and the Rosa Morison Scholarship "for distinguished work in the study of English Language and Literature". Louisa's first novel, The Lodger, was published by Macmillan in 2014. She lives in London with her husband, children, and dog.
A fascinating fictionalised account of the life of Lady Virginia Courtauld... a spirited account of a flamboyant life. -- Antonia Senior * The Times * An intriguing portrait of an unconventional woman. * The Sunday Times * The Dragon Lady powerfully captures the colonial era in Zimbabwe ... Lovers of historical fiction won't be disappointed. * New York Journal of Books * Will keep readers spellbound. * Washington Independent Review of Books *

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