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Peninsula of Lies : A True Story of Mysterious Birth and Taboo Love
Peninsula of Lies A True Story of Mysterious Birth and Taboo Love
Author: Edward Ball
Peninsula of Lies is a nonfiction mystery, set in haunting locales and peopled with fascinating characters, that unwraps the enigma of a woman named Dawn Langley Simmons, a British writer who lived in Charleston, South Carolina, during the 1960s and became the focus of one of the most unusual sexual scandals of the last century. Born in...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743235600
ISBN-10: 0743235606
Publication Date: 3/2/2004
Pages: 288
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3.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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"Although it is a biography of Hall, Peninsula of Lies is also equal parts mystery as Ball tracks down key figures from Hall's life, attempts to separate truth from legend and find the points at which the two intersect." amazon

Pure escapism- unimportant, good reading. To his credit, the author does get to the bottom of the main questions of Dawn's life.
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Bio of Gordon Langley Hall, biographer, born a hermaphrodite and later after an operation becomes Dawn Simmons, marries inter-racially, and supposedly has a child. Many twists and turns to this true story.
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