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The Resource Sheila : the Australian beauty who bewitched British society, Robert Wainwright

Sheila : the Australian beauty who bewitched British society, Robert Wainwright

Label
Sheila : the Australian beauty who bewitched British society
Title
Sheila
Title remainder
the Australian beauty who bewitched British society
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wainwright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sheila wedded earls and barons, befriended literary figures and movie stars, bedded a future king, was feted by London and New York society for forty years and when she died was a Russian princess. Vivacious, confident and striking, Sheila Chisholm met her first husband, Francis Edward Scudamore St Clair-Erskine, a first lieutenant and son of the 5th Earl of Rosslyn, when she went to Egypt during the Great War to nurse her brother. Arriving in London as a young married woman, the world was at her feet - and she enjoyed it immensely. Edward, Prince of Wales, called her 'a divine woman' and his brother, Bertie, the future George VI of England (Queen Elizabeth's father), was especially close to her. She subsequently became Lady Milbanke and ended her days as Princess Dimitri of Russia. Sheila had torrid love affairs with Rudolph Valentino and Prince Obolensky of Russia and among her friends were Evelyn Waugh, Lord Beaverbrook and Wallis Simpson. An extraordinary woman unknown to most Australians, Sheila is a spellbinding story of a unique time and a place and an utterly fascinating life
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10601824
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Wainwright, Robert
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chisholm, Margaret Sheila MacKellar
  • Upper class families
  • Women
  • Australians
  • Socialites
  • Socialites
  • Nobility
  • England
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Australian beauty who bewitched British society
Label
Sheila : the Australian beauty who bewitched British society, Robert Wainwright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 397-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052173917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 410 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743311318
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)862728229
Label
Sheila : the Australian beauty who bewitched British society, Robert Wainwright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 397-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Control code
000052173917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 410 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743311318
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)862728229

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