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Fabulous Opal Whiteley: From Logging Camp to Princess of India

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One of the most fascinating mysteries and literary sensations Oregon has ever produced. From foster child in a Lane County logging camp to royal princess of India, Opal's life was written in headlines. This mystery is still not entirely cleared up, but all the evidence is contained in this volume. Each reader will have to provide his own final solution. Many rare photos. 1 ...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published April 28th 1985 by Binford & Mort Publishing (first published April 1985)
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Jael
The longest 181 pages I've read in some time.

First of all, he should have titled it Fantastic Opal Whiteley, since clearly she is not so much fab as fantasy to him. He constantly refers to her as opalescent (apparently he thought that was witty), an "(adjective) little miss" or a "tot" or an "(adjective) maid", all of which seem to drip with a determination to malign.

The author, a reporter, starts out the book acting as though he supports Opal, appreciates her, and likes her. It doesn't take lon
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