Telling Tales: The Fabulous Lives of Anita Leslie

Telling Tales: The Fabulous Lives of Anita Leslie

By: Penny Perrick (author)Paperback

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Anita Leslie was a celebrated biographer who wrote extensively on subjects who were often her own relatives, such as her great-aunt Jennie Churchill, mother of Winston, and the sculptor Clare Sheridan, a cousin. She also wrote a life of Rodin in Rodin: Immortal Peasant (1939) and the best-selling Edwardians in Love (1972). In 1983 her best-selling wartime memoir A Story Half Told detailed her experiences as an ambulance driver in the French Army during the Second World War. This was based on a more revealing memoir entitled Train to Nowhere (1948). After the war, her life was, at first, haphazard. A complicated and tumultuous divorce from her first husband, a concealed birth and a second marriage are all revealed in candid, breathless letters. Her second husband was Commander Bill King who singlehandedly circumnavigated the world. Anita Leslie was a true heroine fighting the circumstances of her life, bravely navigating her own flawed and bewildered self. Penny Perrick brings together the intricacies of Leslie's life in a stunning biography telling of adventure, memories, heartache and loss.

About Author

Penny Perrick was a fashion editor for Vogue, a columnist for The Sun and The Times and a fiction editor for The Sunday Times. Her previous published works include Something to Hide: The Life of Sheila Wingfield, Viscountess Powerscourt (2007).

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  • ISBN13: 9781843517115
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781843517115
  • ISBN10: 1843517116

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