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by Diana Souhami
The intolerable load. Her latest book is Murder at Wrotham Hill. She lives in London and Devon.
The intolerable load. trois 31 How long O Lord how long. Diana Souhami is the author of Selkirk's Island (winner of the Whitbread Biography 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').
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From start to finish of Souhami’s book my lower jaw kept dropping with amazement. Val Hennessy · Daily Mail.
Born in 1880 in Bournemouth in a house inappropriately named ‘Sunny Lawn’, her mother drank gin in an attempt to terminate the pregnancy and her father fled the family home. Life changed for Radclyffe Hall aged eighteen when she inherited her father’s estate. She was free to travel, employ servants, call herself John, write novels and pursue women. Ye Gods what a character. From start to finish of Souhami’s book my lower jaw kept dropping with amazement.
This is a well written book about two horrible people: Radclyffe Hall and Una Trowbridge. Souhami became a full-time writer publishing biographies which mostly explore the most influential and intriguing of 20th c Diana Souhami was brought up in London and studied philosophy at Hull University. Completely deserving of each other. She worked in the publications department of the BBC before turning to biography. In 1986 she was approached by Pandora Press and received a commission to write a biography of Hannah Gluckstein.
At a time when certain Tory MPs are getting themselves in a fluster about the "aggressive homosexual community", Diana Souhami's tremendous 1998 biography of Radclyffe Hall underlines their place in a long, dispiriting line of establishment homophobes. 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, nor her fondness for cruelly pointed love triangles.
Diana Souhami’s Lambda Award–winning biography is a fascinating look at. .
Diana Souhami’s Lambda Award–winning biography is a fascinating look at one of the twentieth century’s most intriguing lesbian literary figures. Born in 1880, Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall was a young unwanted child when her parents put an end to their tempestuous marriage by filing for divorce. She had already made tentative forays into lesbian love when her father died, leaving her an heiress at eighteen. Dubbed the bible of lesbianism, the book caused a scandal on both sides of the Atlantic. Though moralistic in tone, because of its subject matter it was tried as obscene in America and in the United Kingdom, where it was censored under the Obscene Publications Act.
Souhami went on to write a book about two famous acquaintances of Hall's, the painter Romaine Brooks and her companion, Natalie Barney.
The book's title is laced with heavy irony, referring both to Hall's identification with Oscar Wilde and to the fact that her miseries came equally from both her persecutors and her lovers. Souhami went on to write a book about two famous acquaintances of Hall's, the painter Romaine Brooks and her companion, Natalie Barney. 2 people found this helpful.
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In 2007 Souhami returned to writing about islands with Coconut Chaos, which is both an investigation into the lives on Pitcairn Island of the HMS Bounty muntineers and their descendants, and a memoir of her journey to Pitcairn with a woman known only as "Lady Myre". Archived from the original on 13 March 2014.
The wealthy, conservative lesbian Radclyffe Hall is remembered now for a single brave act: the publication of her troubling classic . This is a biography of Radclyffe Hall, one of England nost eccentric contemporaywomen. She is also the quintissential gay and lesbian icon.
The wealthy, conservative lesbian Radclyffe Hall is remembered now for a single brave act: the publication of her troubling classic The Well of Loneliness (1928),. 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.
Diana Souhami is the author of many books including GERTRUDE AND ALICE and a biography of Mrs Keppel. She has also written plays for radio and television.
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