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    DescriptionVivacious, confident and striking, young Australian Sheila Chisholm met her first husband, Lord Loughborough, in Egypt during the First World War. Arriving in London as a young married woman, she quickly conquered English society, and would spend the next half a century inside the palaces, mansions and clubs of the elite. Her clandestine affair with young Bertie, the future George VI, caused ruptures at Buckingham Palace, with King George offering his son the title Duke of York in exchange for never hearing of Sheila again. She subsequently became Lady Milbanke, one of London's most admired fashion icons and society fundraisers and ended her days as Princess Dimitri of Russia, juggling her royal duties with a successful career as a travel agent. Throughout her remarkable life, Sheila won the hearts of men ranging from Rudolph Valentino and Vincent Astor to Prince Obolensky, and maintained longstanding friendships with Evelyn Waugh, Noel Coward, Idina Sackville and Nancy Mitford. A story unknown to most, Sheila is a spellbinding account of an utterly fascinating woman.

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    The Australian ingenue who bewitched British society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Wainwright
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 620 g
    ISBN 13: 9781743316825
    ISBN 10: 1743316828

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
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    DC23: 994.04092
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    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    06 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    St Leonards
    Author Information
    Robert Wainwright has worked as a journalist for thirty years and is the author of five books. He lives in London.