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Capote's Women

Laurence Leamer

A FASCINATING TRUE STORY OF FRIENDSHIP, INTRIGUE AND UNFORGIVABLE BETRAYAL, NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES



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'There are certain women,' Truman Capote wrote, 'who, though perhaps not born rich, are born to be rich.'



These women captivated and enchanted Capote - he befriended them, received their deepest confidences, and ingratiated himself into their lives. From Barbara 'Babe' Paley to Lee Radziwill (Jackie Kennedy's sister) they were the toast of mid-century New York, each beautiful and distinguished in her own way.

For years, Capote had been trying to write what he believed would be his magnum opus, Answered Prayers. But when he eventually published a few chapters in Esquire, the barely fictionalised lives (and scandals) of his closest female confidantes were laid bare for all to see. The blowback incinerated his relationships and banished Capote from their high-society world forever.

In Capote's Women, New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer investigates the true story of the renowned author and his famous friends, weaving a fascinating tale of friendship, intrigue, and betrayal.


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  • Classification : BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
  • Pub Date : FEB 29, 2024
  • Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
  • Page Extent : 368
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781399721226
  • Price : INR 799
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Laurence Leamer

New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer is a leading biographer of the rich and scandalous, including Capote's Women, Madness Under the Royal Palms and The Kennedy Women, among many other books. He lives in Washington, D.C., and Palm Beach, Florida.

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