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The Langhorne Sisters - James Fox

Granta, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “High-spirited, beautiful, clannish and adored, the five strikingly different Langhorne sisters were mythologized in the plural long after their separate careers were a matter of history. Their great fame held sway first in the South, in Virginia, then across the rest of America and England. Lizzie, the eldest, was trapped in post-Civil War Richmond. Irene was the eternal Southern belle who also became the model for the Gibson Girl. Nancy, an unpredictable, elemental force, conquered Edwardian society in England — as Nancy Astor — and was the first woman to sit in Parliament at Westminster. Phyllis, private, romantic, melancholy, was Nancy's confidante and the only person she loved all through her life. Nora, the youngest, was extravagant, feckless and promiscuous, her life punctuated with seductions and boltings. Using the sisters’ intimate voices selected from thousands of letters and journals, this epic narrative charts the attempts of two extraordinary women to transform and recreate themselves, and the chain of events that would have such a destructive effect on their family lives and happiness.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Yellow boards with Black titling to the Spine. 578 pages.
£7.50