By Michael Holroyd
A Time Magazine best 10 Nonfiction ebook of 2011
A Publishers Weekly most sensible Nonfiction identify for 2011
On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello sits the Villa Cimbrone, a spot of myth and make-believe. The characters that go through Michael Holroyd's new booklet are destined by no means to fulfill, but the Villa Cimbrone unites them all.
A ebook of secrets and techniques is a treasure trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements, and relations mysteries. With grace and soft mind's eye, Holroyd brings a firm of unknown girls into the sunshine. From Alice Keppel, the mistress of either the second one Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; to Eve Fairfax, a muse of Auguste Rodin; to the novelist Violet Trefusis, the sweetheart of Vita Sackville-West—these girls are consistently at the outer edge of the first rate world.
Also at the margins is the elusive biographer, who sometimes turns an appraising eye upon himself as a part of his investigations within the maze of biography. In A publication of Secrets, Holroyd provides voice to fragile human connections and the secret of place.
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A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd