Lady Killmore (Hardback)Robert Wainwright (author)
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As Enid Lindeman gallivanted through life she accumulated four husbands, numerous lovers, and during the inter-war years her high-jinks dominated British gossip columns.
Born into the Lindeman wine dynasty, Enid's first marriage was short-lived but left her a multi-millionaire; as a dare she reportedly slept with her second husband's entire regiment. She met Lord Carnarvon (another of her lovers) on his famous dig of King Tutankhamen's tomb, and was one of the first to be taken down to the discovery.
When Caviar died in Paris, she met and married Marmaduke 'Duke' Furness, the 1st Viscount Furness, whose ex-wife, Thelma, was a lover of the Prince of Wales. Enid held court at Furness's villa, La Fiorentina, in the south of France. A sensation wherever she went, it was said that people stood on chairs in the lobby of the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo just to catch sight of her as she passed through.
A sensation wherever she went, it was said that people stood on chairs in the lobby of Monte Carlo's finest hotels just to catch sight of her. When she buried her last husband, the Earl of Kenmore, Somerset Maugham renamed his neighbour and dear friend 'Lady Killmore'. Robert Wainwright's biography restores the remarkable Enid to thrilling, vivid life.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
A marvelously entertaining story that at times resembles a glossy television period drama. * Daily Express, on SHEILA *
A sensational look at how a country girl became a city socialite... a rip-roaring biography. * Marie Claire, on SHEILA *
The charm of Wainwright's biography is that he makes us see what an engaging, admirable and sometimes heroic quality it is to be a life-enhancer like Sheila. -- Jane Shilling * Daily Mail on SHEILA *
Sparkling... an eminently readable and lively account of a woman who, in many ways, epitomised the glamour and style of the Jazz Age. * Country Life, on SHEILA *
Nothing short of impressive... Wainwright has revived a legend. * The Lady, on SHEILA *
A seductively antipodean Auntie Mame. * The Times, on SHEILA *
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