West's World

    West's World

    The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West

    Lorna Gibb

    Macmillan 2013

    Hardback 329pp Illustrated

    9780230714625   Product Code: 16823

    Born in 1892, the young actress Cicely Fairfield changed her name to that of the heroine of Ibsen's Rosmersholm - Rebecca West. This definitive biography charts the life and work of this major writer, best remembered for her classic travelogue Black Lamb, Grey Falcon, set in pre-war Yugoslavia. It explores her commitment to feminism and socialism, her notorious affair with HG Wells, and her troubled relationship with their son Anthony, creating a subtle and sympathetic portrait of this fiercely intelligent woman.

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