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    DescriptionSheila wedded earls and barons, befriended literary figures and movie stars, bedded a future king, was feted by London and New York society for forty years and when she died was a Russian princess. Vivacious, confident and striking, Sheila Chisholm met her first husband, Francis Edward Scudamore St Clair - Erskine, a first lieutenant and son of the 5th Earl of Rosslyn, when she went to Egypt during the Great War to nurse her brother. Arriving in London as a young married woman, the world was at her feet - and she enjoyed it immensely. Edward, Prince of Wales, called her 'a divine woman' and his brother, Bertie, the future George VI of England (Queen Elizabeth's father), was especially close to her. She subsequently became Lady Milbanke and ended her days as Princess Dimitri of Russia. Sheila had torrid love affairs with Rudolph Valentino and Prince Obolensky of Russia and among her friends were Evelyn Waugh, Lord Beaverbrook and Wallis Simpson. An extraordinary woman unknown to most Australians, Sheila is a spellbinding story of a unique time and a place and an utterly fascinating life.


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    Title
    Sheila
    Subtitle
    The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Wainwright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 197 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781459676923
    ISBN 10: 1459676920
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Edition statement
    [Large Print]
    Publisher
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Imprint name
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Publication date
    13 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond, BC