Wild Mary : The Life of Mary Wesley, Paperback

Wild Mary : The Life of Mary Wesley Paperback



Mary Wesley published her first novel at seventy and went on to write a further nine bestsellers, including the legendary The Camomile Lawn, in a style best described as arsenic without the old lace.

Many of her stories were inspired by her experiences during the Blitz, and by her marriages: the first to an aristocrat, a brief and conventional affair, and the second to a penniless writer she adored.

A remarkable book about a remarkable woman, Patrick Marnham's brilliantly researched and wonderfully impartial book disentangles truth from rumour, highlighting the links between Wesley's real life and her fiction.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations, ports.
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780099498179



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