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BOOK OF THE MONTH
IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Philipp Dettmer
1299

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Lola Montez
James Morton

Classification : History
Pub Date : Jan 04, 2007
Imprint : Piatkus
Page Extent : 400
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9780749951153
Price : 1,499

About the book
The extraordinary life of the most notorious adventuress of the Victorian era.
How did an Irish Protestant girl, baptized Eliza Gilbert, transform herself into the most famous courtesan of the nineteenth century, attracting admirers and scandal wherever she went?

This enthralling biography reveals the incredible true story of Lola Montez - who packed more adventure (and lovers) into her short life than any other woman of her time (or probably any other time). She captivated and ruined King Ludwig of Bavaria; at least one man was killed in a duel over her, another she horse-whipped; and she was not averse to shooting at her lovers in moments of anger. Her travels as an actress and dancer took her to four continents, and in her day racehorses and dances were named after her. Her meteoric life ended at the age of 41 in New York

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Lola's story is truly gobsmacking>
In charting her ceaseless journey, Morton does justice to the unsettled nature of her life, and paints a vivid picture of the world of the ambitious good-time girl
Unearthing the truth about a notorious Spanish dancer who fibbed, fought and fornicated her way around the world, must present a considerable challenge to a biographer. Happily, it is one to which James Morton rises with verve and style
[Lola Montez] now has another fitting monument in this full, judicious and endlessly entertaining biography
     
James Morton
James Morton, a former barrister, is the author of Lola Montez. His co-author and partner, Hilary Bateson, has been researching cons and conmen for many years. They live in North London.
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Conned (PB)
East End Gangland (PB)
East End Gangland AND Gangland International (PB)
Fighters (PB)
Gangland (PB)
Gangland (PB)
Gangland Bosses (PB)
Gangland Omnibus (PB)
Gangland Soho (HB)
Gangland Soho (PB)
Gangland Today (PB)
Gangland Today (HB)
Lola Montez (PB)
Mad Frank (PB)
Mad Frank/Mad Frank And Friends (PB)
Nipper Read (PB)