Wilde's Women

Wilde's Women

Author: Eleanor Fitzsimons

Publisher: ABRAMS

Published: 2017-09-26

Total Pages: 408

ISBN-13: 1468313266

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“A lively debut biography of the flamboyant Irish writer . . . focusing on the women who loved and supported him” (Kirkus Reviews). In this essential work, Eleanor Fitzsimons reframes Oscar Wilde’s story and his legacy through the women in his life, including such scintillating figures as Florence Balcombe; actress Lillie Langtry; and his tragic and witty niece, Dolly, who, like Wilde, loved fast cars, cocaine, and foreign women. Fresh, revealing, and entertaining, full of fascinating detail and anecdotes, Wilde’s Women relates the untold story of how a beloved writer and libertine played a vitally sympathetic role on behalf of many women, and how they supported him in the midst of a Victorian society in the process of changing forever. “Fitzsimons reminds us of the many writers, actresses, political activists, professional beauties and aristocratic ladies who helped shape the life and legend of the era’s greatest wit, esthete and sexual martyr . . . provide[s] a potted biography of the multitalented writer and gay icon . . . highly enjoyable.” —The Washington Post “Fitzsimons brilliantly calls attention to the progressive ideas and beliefs which drew the most daring and interesting women of the time to his side. The depth and painstaking care of Fitzsimons’ research is a fitting tribute to Wilde’s fascinating life and exquisite writing—and really, what better compliment is there than that?” —High Voltage


Wilde Women

Wilde Women

Author: Louise Pentland

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.

Published: 2019-07-25

Total Pages: 219

ISBN-13: 1785769324

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'If you've ever felt like the only person in the world who isn't perfect . . . this is what you need to read' Daisy Buchanan Meet Robin Wilde: mum, newly-appointed official girlfriend, make-up artist extraordinaire and general plate-spinning, life-juggling, balance-seeking badass. Or so she likes to think. Everything seems to be slotting into place, not just for Robin but for her close-knit little world of friends and family too. Yet despite all that, she still feels like she's blagging it. Although things seem pretty great on paper, cracks are beginning to show. Robin's best friend Lacey is struggling to bond with her baby, her Auntie Kath suddenly seems distant and her daughter Lyla is finding it hard to adapt to having a man in their lives. For once everybody is depending on Robin, but the pressure is mounting and she's starting to feel overwhelmed. So, when Robin's asked to go to the States for work, it seems like the getaway they all need. Look out New York, Robin and her girls are on their way! But will the city that never sleeps make or break them? *** This is what you've been saying about the Robin Wilde books: 'Amazing' 'Had me gripped from start to end' 'I just loved it so much' 'So real, so relatable, so inspiring' 'Uplifting, touching and very true to life' 'Witty and heart-warming' Praise for the Robin Wilde books: 'Warm, engaging . . . [Robin Wilde] is a chatty winning yet poignant heroine' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'I fell in love with Robin and her family before the end of the first page . . . A fabulous mix of escapism and relatability, this is a hug of a book' DAISY BUCHANAN 'Wonderfully written and full of humour. Funny, heartfelt, tender and empowering' GIOVANNA FLETCHER 'Hilarious, moving and extremely well written' SUNDAY TIMES STYLE 'If it's great big belly laughs you're after, then meet Robin Wilde' FABULOUS MAGAZINE Can't wait to read more from Louise Pentland? Look out for her new non-fiction book, MumLife: What Nobody Ever Tells You About Being A Mum. Search 9781788702928.


Constance

Constance

Author: Franny Moyle

Publisher: Open Road Media

Published: 2012-10-09

Total Pages: 373

ISBN-13: 1453271481

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“Tells the poignant story of Constance in the aftermath of Wilde’s trials and imprisonment, and of her brave attempts to keep in contact with him despite her suffering.” —The Irish Times In the spring of 1895 the life of Constance Wilde changed irrevocably. Up until the conviction of her husband, Oscar, for homosexual crimes, she had held a privileged position in society. Part of a gilded couple, she was a popular children’s author, a fashion icon, and a leading campaigner for women’s rights. A founding member of the magical society The Golden Dawn, her pioneering and questioning spirit encouraged her to sample some of the more controversial aspects of her time. Mrs. Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in her own right. But that spring Constance’s entire life was eclipsed by scandal. Forced to flee to the Continent with her two sons, her glittering literary and political career ended abruptly. She lived in exile until her death. Franny Moyle now tells Constance’s story with a fresh eye. Drawing on numerous unpublished letters, she brings to life the story of a woman at the heart of fin-de-siècle London and the Aesthetic movement. In a compelling and moving tale of an unlikely couple caught up in a world unsure of its moral footing, Moyle unveils the story of a woman who was the victim of one of the greatest betrayals of all time.


Wilde Like Me

Wilde Like Me

Author: Louise Pentland

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

Published: 2017-06-29

Total Pages: 279

ISBN-13: 1785762923

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THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER! 'Warm and engaging' Sophie Kinsella 'I'm smitten' Lindsey Kelk 'Gorgeous, witty, reassuring' Daisy Buchanan 'Funny, heartfelt, tender and empowering!' Giovanna Fletcher 'Hilarious, moving and extremely well written' Stylist Magazine You'll never forget the day you meet Robin Wilde! Robin Wilde is an awesome single mum. She's great at her job. Her best friend Lacey and bonkers Auntie Kath love her and little Lyla Blue to the moon and back. From the outside, everything looks just fine. But behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things sometimes feel . . . grey. And lonely. After 4 years (and 2 months and 24 days!) of single-mum-dom, it's time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life! A little courage, creativity and help from the wonderful women around her go a long way. And Robin is about to embark on quite an adventure . . . This is what you've been saying about Wilde Like Me: 'LOVE this book. It made me laugh and cry' 'Adored this book. Couldn't put it down' 'Robin Wilde is an amazing character and everyone should read this book!' 'I'm dying to know what happens next with Robin' 'A great pick-me-up book' 'This book made me feel so, so good!' 'Relatable, sad, funny and sweet' 'I loved it so much I passed it on to my mum' 'Anyone can relate to Robin' 'If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!' SPEND YOUR EVENINGS WITH ROBIN WILDE AND FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS YEAR'S HOTTEST BOOK! Can't wait to read more from Louise Pentland? Look out for her new non-fiction book, MumLife: What Nobody Ever Tells You About Being A Mum. Search 9781788702928. #WildeLikeMe #WildeAboutTheGirl @LouisePentland


Wilde About The Girl

Wilde About The Girl

Author: Louise Pentland

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

Published: 2018-08-09

Total Pages: 253

ISBN-13: 1785764659

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'Hilariously funny with depth and emotion, it's a delightful read' Heat Magazine Robin Wilde is acing life. After the year from hell, she's pulled herself up and out of The Emptiness, her love life is ticking along nicely, single motherhood is actually quite fun and she is ready for whatever life throws at her. When a thrilling opportunity at work arises, Robin is more than excited to step up and show everyone, including herself, what she's made of. But her best friend Lacey is increasingly broken-hearted about struggling to conceive, and her daughter Lyla is starting to come out with some horrible attitudes she's learning from someone at school. Is Auntie Kath hiding loneliness under her bubbly, loving veneer? And can Robin definitely trust the people she must depend on in her fab new role? But Robin has her girls. And her girls have got her. Together they can handle any crisis. Can't they? Life is about to throw quite the curve ball at Robin Wilde, and she'll need to make some pretty brave choices if she's going to stop everything she cares about falling apart . . . Get ready for the most hilarious, heart-breaking, uplifting and unforgettable novel of the year! * * Can't wait to read more from Louise Pentland? Look out for her new non-fiction book, MumLife: What Nobody Ever Tells You About Being A Mum. Search 9781788702928. * * Have you met Robin Wilde yet? Praise for WILDE LIKE ME: 'Warm and engaging' Sophie Kinsella 'I'm smitten' Lindsey Kelk 'Gorgeous, witty, reassuring' Daisy Buchanan 'Funny, heartfelt, tender and empowering!' Giovanna Fletcher 'Hilarious, moving and extremely well written' Style Magazine 'If it's great big belly laughs you're after, then meet Robin Wilde' Fabulous Magazine 'This book is a winner' OK Magazine This is what you've been saying about WILDE LIKE ME: 'LOVE this book. It made me laugh and cry' 'Adored this book. Couldn't put it down' 'Robin Wilde is an amazing character and everyone should read this book!' 'I'm dying to know what happens next with Robin' 'A great pick-me-up book' 'This book made me feel so, so good!' 'Relatable, sad, funny and sweet' 'I loved it so much I passed it on to my mum' 'Anyone can relate to Robin' 'If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!'


A Useful Woman

A Useful Woman

Author: Darcie Wilde

Publisher: Berkley

Published: 2016-05-03

Total Pages: 369

ISBN-13: 0425282376

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Inspired by the novels of Jane Austen, this new mystery series set in 19th-century London introduces the charming and resourceful Rosalind Thorne, a woman privy to the secrets of high society—including who among the ton is capable of murder... The daughter of a baronet and minor heiress, Rosalind Thorne was nearly ruined after her father abandoned the family. To survive in the only world she knew, she began to manage the affairs of some of London society’s most influential women, who have come to rely on her wit and discretion. So, when artistocratic wastrel Jasper Aimesworth is found dead in London’s most exclusive ballroom, Almack’s, Rosalind must use her skills and connections to uncover the killer from a list of suspects that includes Almack’s powerful patronesses and her former suitor Devon Winterbourne, now Lord Casselmaine. Torn between her old love and a growing attraction to a compelling Bow Street runner, Rosalind must not only unravel the mysteries surrounding Jasper’s death, but the mysteries of her own heart as well...


Wild Irish Women

Wild Irish Women

Author: Marian Broderick

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

Published: 2012-11-15

Total Pages: 346

ISBN-13: 1847174612

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From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women. In times when women were expected to marry and have children, they travelled the world and sought out adventures; in times when women were expected to be seen and not heard, they spoke out in loud voices against oppression; in times when women were expected to have no interest in politics, literature, art, or the world outside the home, they used every creative means available to give expression to their thoughts, ideas and beliefs. In a series of succinct and often amusing biographies, Marian Broderick tells the life stories of these exceptional Irish women.


The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit

The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit

Author: Eleanor Fitzsimons

Publisher: Abrams

Published: 2019-10-08

Total Pages: 333

ISBN-13: 168335687X

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A Sunday Times Best Book of the Year: The “informative and entertaining” first major biography of the trailblazing, controversial children’s author (The Washington Post). Born in 1858, Edith Nesbit is today considered the first modern writer for children and the inventor of the children’s adventure story. In The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit, award-winning biographer Eleanor Fitzsimons uncovers the little-known details of her life, introducing readers to the Fabian Society cofounder and fabulous socialite who hosted legendary parties and had admirers by the dozen, including George Bernard Shaw. Through Nesbit’s letters and archival research, Fitzsimons reveals “E.” to have been a prolific lecturer and writer on socialism and shows how Nesbit incorporated these ideas into her writing, thereby influencing a generation of children—an aspect of her literary legacy never before examined. Fitzsimons’s riveting biography brings new light to the life and works of this remarkable writer and woman. “Meticulous and invaluable...exceptionally illuminating and detailed.” —The Wall Street Journal “Fitzsimons handily reassembles the hundreds of intricate, idiosyncratic parts of the miraculous E. Nesbit machine.” —The New York Times Book Review “I’ve always loved the work of E. Nesbit—The Railway Children and Five Children and It are my favorites—but I knew nothing about the extraordinary, surprising life of this great figure in children’s literature . . . so gripping that I read [it] in two days.” —Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times-bestsellingauthor of The Happiness Project “A charming, lively, and old-fashioned biography . . . highly readable.” —Publishers Weekly “A terrific book.” —Neil Gaiman


Making Oscar Wilde

Making Oscar Wilde

Author: Michèle Mendelssohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2018

Total Pages: 401

ISBN-13: 0198802366

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Packed with new evidence, "Making Oscar Wilde" tells the untold story of a local Irish eccentric who became a global cultural icon. This must-read book dramatizes Oscar Wilde's remarkable rise in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Michele Mendelssohn interweaves biography and social history to reveal a life like no other.