The Dragon Lady

The Dragon Lady

Book - 2019 | Bloomsbury Caravel edition
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"Opening with the shooting of Lady Virginia 'Ginie' Courtauld in her tranquil garden in 1950s Rhodesia, The Dragon Lady tells Ginie's extraordinary story, so called for the exotic tattoo snaking up her leg. From the glamorous Italian Riviera before the Great War to the Art Deco glory of Eltham Palace in the thirties, and from the secluded Scottish Highlands to segregated Rhodesia in the fifties, the narrative spans enormous cultural and social change. Lady Virginia Courtauld was a boundary-breaking, colourful and unconventional person who rejected the submissive role women were expected to play. 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. Many people had reason to dislike Ginie, but who had reason enough to pull the trigger?"--Publisher description.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Caravel, 2019.
Edition: Bloomsbury Caravel edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781448217267
1448217261
9781448217458
1448217458
Branch Call Number: FIC TREGER
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 22 cm

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