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Selina Shirley Hastings


Born
March 05, 1945


Selina Shirley Hastings (born 5 March 1945) is a British journalist who became an author and biographer.

The elder daughter of Francis, 16th Earl of Huntingdon, by his second marriage, Hastings was educated at St. Hugh's College, Oxford, where she took an MA degree.

Hastings has written books including Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady (1985), Nancy Mitford (1986), The Singing Ringing Tree (1988), The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (1988), The Firebird (1995), Evelyn Waugh (1995), Beibl Lliw Y Plant (1998), Rosamond Lehmann (2002) and The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham (2010). She is a past recipient of the Marsh Biography Award.

Hastings was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) in 1994. Among others she and her sister, L
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Nancy Mitford: A Biography

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Rosamond Lehmann: A Life

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Sybille Bedford: A Life

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The Singing Ringing Tree

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“If all else perish, there will remain8 a story-teller’s world from Singapore to the Marquesas that is exclusively and forever Maugham, a world of veranda and prahu which we enter, as we do that of Conan Doyle’s Baker Street, with a sense of happy and eternal homecoming.”
Selina Hastings, The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography

“If you want to go to bed with me you can,” she said, “but I won’t marry you.”
Selina Hastings, The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography

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