The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society

eBook - 2014
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Publisher: Sydney :, Allen & Unwin,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781743431566
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Apr 09, 2016

Have to wonder what Sheila Chisholm's life and achievements would have been had she been born some fifty years later...

Jun 07, 2014

The subject matter is fascinating. The beautiful Australian Sheila Chisholm was a remarkable person and Robert Wainwright's biography has succeeded in giving the reader an intriguing portrayal of her life and times in the upper echelons of British Society from WWI until her death in 1969. She married into the British aristocracy twice and her 3rd husband was an exiled Russian prince.She knew them all, even The Bolter.It's a sad story.Drink and gambling,WWII.The deaths. The frenetic lifestyle;the affairs,the constant travel, an endless round of partying and fundraising.Essentially she was a kind person with loyal friends who was involved in so many lives.(The close ties with the Royal family remain to the present day. Her grandson Peter, the 7th earl of Rosslyn,the retired policeman who was head of the Royal Protection team, is currently Master of the Household at Clarence House for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. He sat in the House of Lords during his career in the Metropolitan Police Force.)

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