Chatto & Windus, 2006, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First
First Impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 289 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. Previous owner's signature in ink. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. 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. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0701179910. ISBN/EAN: 9780701179915. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6195.