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The Bolter
The Bolter
Author: Frances Osborne
In an age of bolters—women who broke the rules and fled their marriages—Idina Sackville was the most celebrated of them all. Her relentless affairs, wild sex parties, and brazen flaunting of convention shocked high society and inspired countless writers and artists, from Nancy Mitford to Greta Garbo. But Idina’s compelling char...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307476425
ISBN-10: 0307476421
Publication Date: 6/1/2010
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Well written biography of a woman whose exploits were immortalized by writers and artists. She was considered a bolter----a woman who broke the rules and fled her marriage. Good information about women and divorce in Edwardian London and also the settling of whites in Kenya. Also explores the pain she had with five marriages and for someone to really love her. I would recommend this one.
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I found this book overrated. I found Idina Sackville more pathetic than "intoxicating" (as one review said). Perhaps because I am familiar with the era I didn't find her story very compelling. For a book about the murder of Lord Erroll, I would recommend "White Mischief."