Peninsula of Lies

Peninsula of Lies : A True Story of Mysterious Birth and Taboo Love

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The life of Gordon Langley Hall was full of mystery and riddled with rumour and scandal. The illegitimate son of two servants at Sissinghurst Castle, (home of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson), he became the unexpected recipient of an American heiress's millions. He went on to become an author, writing several biographies including that of the eccentric English actress Margaret Rutherford (Miss Marple). But then he surprised his contemporaries by moving to Charleston, South Carolina, having a sex change, and reinventing himself as Dawn Langley Hall. The mystery deepened when Dawn married a young black mechanic in the racially charged atmosphere of South Carolina in the 1960s. Then she appeared in the streets of the town apparently pregnant and was seen several months later pushing a child in a pram...In this rollercoaster tale, Edward Ball, winner of the American National Book Award, unravels the mysteries surrounding this truly unique life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 23mm | 321g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 24 B/W Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0753818841
  • 9780753818848

About Edward Ball

Edward Ball was born in Savannah, Georgia, graduated from Brown University, was a columnist for Village Voice. He won the National Book Award for his first book, Slaves in the Family.show more