“Did I really kill them all?”…
This week’s giveaway book comes from Australian journalist and bestselling author Robert Wainwright. His previous books include Rose: The unauthorised biography of Rose Hancock Porteous, The Lost Boy, The Killing of Caroline Byrne and Sheila. His latest is Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World.
Enid Lindeman stood almost six feet tall, with silver hair and flashing turquoise eyes. The girl from Strathfield in Sydney stopped traffic in Manhattan, silenced gamblers in Monte Carlo and dared walk a pet cheetah on a diamond collar through Hyde Park in London.
In early twentieth-century society, when women were expected to be demure and obedient, the granddaughter of Hunter Valley wine pioneer Henry Lindeman waltzed through life to the beat of her own drum. She drove an ambulance in World War I and hid escaped Allied airmen behind enemy lines in World War II, played bridge with Somerset Maugham and entertained Hollywood royalty in the world's most expensive private home on the Riviera, allegedly paid for by her winnings in a game of cards.
Enid captivated men with her beauty, outlived four husbands (two shipping magnates, a war hero and a larger-than-life Irish earl) and flamboyantly spent two great fortunes. From Sydney to New York, London to Paris and Cairo to Kenya, Robert Wainwright tells the fascinating story of a life lived large on the world stage.
Enid was famously nicknamed ‘Lady Kilmore’ because she killed more husbands than anyone else! To win yourself a copy of this dazzling biography, simply tell us what fancy Lord or Lady title YOU would give yourself, and why (e.g., Lord Procrastinator or Lady Latte etc). Our favourite three answers will WIN!
Entries close midday Monday 17 August 2020, Sydney/Melbourne time.
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