9 June 1994
Show More Addicted to Romance: The Life and Adventures of Elinor Glyn by Joan Hardwick.
Deutsch, 306 pp., £20, June 1994, 0 233 98866 1Show More
Mother of Oscar: The Life of Jane Francesca Wilde by Joy Melville.
Murray, 308 pp., £19.99, June 1994, 0 7195 5102 1Show More
“... Three Weeks, the succès de scandale of his 1907 list, stemmed from a liaison Mrs Glyn had been enjoying with a young Guards officer, Lord Alistair Innes Ker, whom she regarded as ‘emotionally sound asleep’. She had ended it because, as her grandmother had insisted, adultery was a deadly sin. But Elinor, deprived of romance, was now ready to commit ...”