- Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
- Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-03-2009
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
An inspiration for Nancy Mitford's character The Bolter, painted by William Orpen, and photographed by Cecil Beaton, Sackville went on to divorce a total of five times, yet died with a picture of her first love by her bed. Her struggle to reinvent her life with each new marriage left one husband murdered and branded her the 'high priestess' of White Mischief's bed-hopping Happy Valley in Kenya.
Sackville's life was so scandalous that it was kept a secret from her great-granddaughter Frances Osborne. Now, Osborne tells the moving tale of betrayal and heartbreak behind Sackville's road to scandal and return, painting a dazzling portrait of high society in the early twentieth century.
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By Emma on 29-11-2009
Not bad - I don't think the abridgement worked well as there seemed to be some gaps/jumps in the story. I didn't enjoy the readers voice so much - a bit flimsy for a book depicting such an adventurous charismatic woman.
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By Anonymous User on 13-01-2018
A great book. Such an interesting but sad life. I really enjoyed it being read to me too.