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亚马逊评级: 亚马逊评级 THE BOLTER
  Book ID/图书代码:11701208B26963
 
页数: 310 定价: 8.99英镑 上传日期: 2009-1-20

English Summary/英文概要: On Friday 25th May, 1934, a forty-one-year-old woman walked into the lobby of Claridge’s Hotel to meet the nineteen-year-old son whose face she did not know. Fifteen years earlier, as the First World War ended, Idina Sackville shocked high society by leaving his multimillionaire father to run off to Africa with a near penniless man. 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.


Chinese Summary/中文概要: Sunday Times 2009-3月暢銷排行榜非小說類第一名的好書!
1934年5月25日,星期五,一位41岁的妇人走进克拉里奇饭店的大厅,去见她从未谋面的19岁儿子。15年前,当第一次世界大战结束时,艾迪娜•萨克维尔离开她百万富翁的父亲,和一个身无分文男人去往非洲的举动震惊了社会。萨克维尔共离了5次婚,最后离世时枕边还放着初恋的照片。每有一段新的婚姻,她都努力去改造一个全新的自己,但其中一个丈夫在肯尼亚欢乐谷被谋杀却给她留下“女祭司”的烙印。萨克维尔的生活被认为是一则丑闻,因而一直被家人所保密。如今,她的曾孙女弗兰西斯•奥斯本回顾了这个关于背叛和心碎的传奇故事,描绘了一幅20世纪初期上流社会的缤纷图画。(zh)


Awards/获奖情况: ‘Truly interesting. Osborne paints an enthralling portrait of upper class English life just before, during and immediately after the Great War. Frivolous, rich, sexy, achingly fashionable . . . Frances Osborne has probably made her peace at last.’---Robert McCrum, Observer

’Passionate and headstrong, Lady Idina was determined to be free even if the cost was scandal and ruin. Frances Osborne has brilliantly captured not only one woman’s life but an entire lost society.’---Amanda Foreman

‘The Bolter is a biographical treat’---Kerry Fowler, Good Housekeeping

’Rich, title, witty, beguiling, Lady Idina Sackville had all the gifts, except, perhaps, judgement. Frances Osborne has written an enthralling account of a dazzling, troubled, life.’---Julian Fellowes, Mail on Sunday

’This is a truly astonishing book. Frances Osborne has not just brought to life a dizzyingly rich and scandalous slice of social history, she has produced a tragic and deeply moving tale as well. It is far more gripping than any novel I have read for years’---Antony Beevor

‘Osborne is a graceful writer, excellent at evoking the atmosphere of London during the First World War and Happy Valley in the Twenties. Her judgement is pitch-perfect, never letting Idina off the hook but at the same time sympathetic towards her, and she skilfully captures the myriad twists and turns of a turbulent life.’---Christopher Silvester, Daily Express

‘Frances Osborne has produced a racy romp underpinned by some impressive research. She understands the period and the world she describes.’---Selina Hastings, Sunday Telegraph

‘The Bolter is the real Idina’s story told by her great-grand-daughter Frances Osborne. It whirls the reader through the London social scene during the First World War and the decadence of Kenya’s Happy Valley via Idina’s five marriages and innumerable love affairs. I loved it.’---Alice O’Keeffe, Amazon

‘A bewitching character brilliantly painted’---Easy Living


“太有趣了!奥斯本为我们重现了当时战后上流社会的生活,轻浮,富有,欲望,心痛…弗兰西斯或许在最后找到些许平和。”----罗伯特•麦克论 《观察者》
“热情而又顽固,尽管代价是沉重而近乎毁灭性的,艾迪娜依然坚持追寻自由,奥斯本不仅讲述了一个女人的一生,更向我们展现了整个社会的形态。”----阿曼达-弗曼 “这是一部传奇!”----凯利•福勒,《好管家》
“富有,诙谐,占据,迷人,艾迪娜拥有一切,也许仅仅少了一点----判断力。奥斯本描绘了一个多采却又坎坷的人生。”----朱利安•费罗斯,《周日邮报》
“这是一本惊心动魄的作品,奥斯本不仅将我们带进一种令人眩晕的富有生活以及当时社会的丑陋横切面,她还将我们带至一个悲惨,感人至深的故事。这是我这些年来所读最扣人心弦的故事。”----安东尼•比弗
“奥斯本是一位优雅的作家,极妙的勾画出一战期间伦敦的环境以及二十世纪的欢乐谷。她的判断恰到好处,从未使艾迪娜远离故事,却又引起极大的同情与共鸣,她所抓取的迂回转折则构筑了一个动荡不安而又混乱的人生。”----克里斯多夫•西尔维斯特,《每日快讯》
“奥斯本通过一些刻骨铭心的研究,带来了一部生动的变革性作品。她深刻的了解她所描绘的那个时期和世界。”----赛琳娜•黑斯汀斯,《周日电讯》
“这是由艾迪娜的曾孙女弗兰西斯•奥斯本讲述的真实故事,她带领读者穿越至一战期间伦敦的社会生活,经由艾迪娜五段婚姻和数不清的恋爱,展示了肯尼亚欢乐谷的颓败。我太喜欢它了!”-----爱丽丝•欧•凯菲,亚马逊 “迷人而又耀眼的人物!”----《简单生活》

About the Author/作者介绍: Frances Osborne worked as a barrister and investment research analyst before becoming a full-time writer. Both as Frances Osborne and under her maiden name, Frances Howell, she has written for the Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Independent and Moneyweek. She has also written for the Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Spectator and Vogue. She is currently working on her debut novel, due to be published in 2010.
弗兰西斯•奥斯本(Frances Osborne),在成为全职作家前做过律师,投资研究分析员,她目前为《每日快讯》,《泰晤士报》,《独立报》和《理财周刊》写稿。同时也为《周日时报》,《每日邮报》,《旁观者》,《时尚》供稿。她现正忙于自己的首部小说,预计2010年出版。
 
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