The Trials of Radclyffe Hall by Diana Souhami

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Souhami's book is not just a cutting study of intolerance, however: at its heart is a fabulous portrait of the charismatic yet unlikeable Hall, whose bravery in living the life she pleased is not put forward as an excuse for her towering egotism...
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This is a biography of Radclyffe Hall, one of England nost eccentric contemporaywomen. She is also the quintissential gay and lesbian icon. The book spans her whole life from her unhappy childhood to the contravercy of her most famous book" Well of Loneliness". Brilliantly written, witty and satirical, this major new biography brings a fresh and irreverent eye to the life of this fascinating eccentric.
 

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Diana Souhami is the author of Coconut Chaos, Selkirk's Island (winner of the Whitbread Biography award), The Trials of Radclyffe Hall (shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography and winner of the US Lambda Literary Award), the bestselling Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter (also winner of the Lambda Literary Award and a New York Times 'Notable Book of the Year'). She lives in London and Devon.
 
Published March 28, 2013 by Quercus Publishing Plc. 432 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.
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Reviewed by Victoria Segal on Jun 07 2013

Souhami's book is not just a cutting study of intolerance, however: at its heart is a fabulous portrait of the charismatic yet unlikeable Hall, whose bravery in living the life she pleased is not put forward as an excuse for her towering egotism...

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