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The BolterShe may not have been drop-dead gorgeous, but the blue-blooded Idina Sackville — who scandalized Edwardian England with her antics — had five...The BolterNonfiction, BiographyShe may not have been drop-dead gorgeous, but the blue-blooded Idina Sackville — who scandalized Edwardian England with her antics — had five...2009-06-03Knopf
The Bolter
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The Bolter

Genre: Nonfiction, Biography; Author: Frances Osborne; Publisher: Knopf

She may not have been drop-dead gorgeous, but the blue-blooded Idina Sackville — who scandalized Edwardian England with her antics — had five husbands, countless beaux, and a black Pekingese named Satan. Her life story, speckled with the names of the rich and famous, is a miniature history lesson, bringing into sharp focus both world wars, the Jazz Age, and the colonization of Kenya. Years ago, novelist Nancy Mitford based a famous character on her. Now, thanks to Frances Osborne, her great-granddaughter, Sackville’s passion lights up the page once again. A?