Dianne's Reviews > The Bolter: Idina Sackville - The Woman Who Scandalised 1920s Society And Became White Mischief's Infamous Seductress

The Bolter by Frances Osborne
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Nov 05, 11

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Read in November, 2011

A well researched biography of Idina Sackville by her great grand-daughter Frances Osborne. The notorious much married socialite is given a sympathetic portrayal.

I am not interested in the subject of idle rich socialites, whether Edwardian aristocrats or modern celebrities, so the fact that I finished the book indicates a certain substance. Maybe it is the fact that this hedonistic, self-destructive society produced so many fine writers. One thinks of Karen Blixen, Beryl Markham and Elsbeth Huxley amongst others.

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