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Born on an Australian sheep station, Sheila Chisholm (1895-1969) wedded earls and barons, befriended literary figures and movie stars, and died a Russian princess.

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Robert Wainwright has worked as a journalist for thirty years and is the author of eight books. He lives in London.


As social history Sheila Chisholm's life is fascinating... it's undeniably enjoyable to read of all that glitter and gold. -- Selina Hastings * Spectator *
A marvelously entertaining story that at times resembles a glossy television period drama. * Daily Express *
A sensational look at how a country girl became a city socialite... a rip-roaring biography. * Marie Claire *
The charm of Wainwright's biography is that he makes us see what an engaging, admirable and sometimes heroic quality it is to be a life-enhancer like Sheila. -- Jane Shilling * Daily Mail *
Sparkling... an eminently readable and lively account of a woman who, in many ways, epitomised the glamour and style of the Jazz Age. * Country Life *
Nothing short of impressive... Wainwright has revived a legend. * The Lady *
A seductively antipodean Auntie Mame. * The Times *
This splendid biography evokes the glamour of a vanished age. * Mail on Sunday *

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