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A book of secrets : illegitimate daughters, absent fathers

Author: Michael Holroyd
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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The author shares the stories of unknown women who played significant roles in the lives of prominent figures, including a mistress shared by the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales (Alice Keppel), a creative muse of Auguste Rodin (Eve Fairfax), and a novelist lover of Vita Sackville-West (Violet Trefusis). He also reflects on himself as investigator and biographer.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Violet Trefusis; Evelyn Constance Fairfax; Alice Keppel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Holroyd
ISBN: 0374115583 9780374115586 9781250007667 1250007666
OCLC Number: 681499498
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: The world turned upside down --
The importance of being Ernest and some women of no importance --
Ernest goes abroad --
All about Eve --
With Catherine at Cimbrone --
Excitements, earthquakes, and elopements --
Women in love --
Ultraviolet --
Emergency exits --
Looking round --
Epilogue: Time regained --
Afterword: A history of the books --
Family trees.
Responsibility: Michael Holroyd.

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The author shares the stories of unknown women who played significant roles in the lives of prominent figures, including a mistress shared by the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales (Alice Keppel), a creative muse of Auguste Rodin (Eve Fairfax), and a novelist lover of Vita Sackville-West (Violet Trefusis). He also reflects on himself as investigator and biographer.

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