White Houses (Paperback)Amy Bloom (author)
In 1933, President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt took up residence in the White House. With them went the celebrated journalist Lorena Hickok - Hick to friends - a straight-talking reporter from South Dakota, whose passionate relationship with the idealistic, patrician First Lady would shape the rest of their lives.
Told by the indomitable Hick, White Houses is the story of Eleanor and Hick's hidden love, and of Hick's unlikely journey from her dirt-poor childhood to the centre of privilege and power. Filled with fascinating back-room politics, the secrets and scandals of the era, and exploring the potency of enduring love, it is an imaginative tour-de-force from a writer of extraordinary and exuberant talent.
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 162 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
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“Interesting Fictionalisation of Real Events”
I did not know a lot about Eleanor Roosevelt before I opened this book. The story brings her to life and through the eyes of her female lover which lends an intimacy to the close up look we get. I enjoyed learning... More
“A brave and battered little dinghy”
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States, a fact I’m sure all good American school children could instantly spout, should they be asked. Even as a British citizen born 20 years after his... More
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