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Wild Mary. The life of Mary Wesley . Published by Chatto & Windus London. 1st edition Dated 2006 . Signed by author Patrick Marnham to the title page . The book has 289 pages. The book is in good condition For its age with just the very lightest of wear with age . The dust jacket does have a little wear with age. The boards are good , the pages are good with just a very light wear at the ends with age. The spine is good and strong . The endpapers are intact . In all a good book , and a very interesting read . I've took all the photo's possible for your perusal , should you have any questions , please feel free to ask , and I'll be more than happy to help . For a trial period of three months starting 22th December 2016, there will be free standard UK postage and Free standard worldwide postage on all books. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-17367190591
Sinopsis: The extraordinary life of novelist Mary Wesley who, in her 70s and 80s, wrote ten amazingly sexy novels, including The Camomile Lawn, which was made into a TV series.
Born Mary Farmar (Wesley was a pen-name, derived from the family name of Wellesley), descended from the Duke of Wellington, she grew up a rebel, believing that she was her mother’s least favourite child. Like many girls of her background, she married for escape, although her first marriage (to Lord Swinfen) was conventional. Her second husband, Eric Siepmann, a writer who never managed to make any money at all, was feckless and bohemian. In between Swinfen and Siepmann, she had a love affair with Czech war hero, Heinz Ziegler — and possibly with his brother at the same time; and in her later years enjoyed a torrid relationship with Robert Bolt.
At the outbreak of the Second World War she was, as she put it, “roped into intelligence,” where she worked on breaking codes. Her experiences in MI5, and her many wartime love affairs, which form the core of this biography, also formed the cores of her novels.
Mary Wesley published her first novel when she was 70, and went on to write nine more bestsellers before her death in 2002 at the age of 89. She, herself, selected Patrick Marnham as her biographer.
About the Author: Patrick Marnham is the biographer of George Simenon and Diego Rivera, and his books have won the Thomas Cook Travel Prize and the Marsh Biography Award.
Título: Wild Mary: The Life Of Mary Wesley
Editorial: Chatto & Windus
Año de publicación: 2006
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fair
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Chatto & Windus, London, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. A fine book in a fine DW, Signed by the author at the Dartington Lit Fest, Where Mary Wesley was a regular visitor, in 2006, Signed on the titlepage, Signed, " Patrick Marnham, " Signed in my presence, With event ticket laid in Size: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Signed By Author. Hardback. Nº de ref. de la librería 000312