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Monica's War

作者 Jo Horne
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Monica's War:,MonicaBeresfordWichfeldlivedlifeonhertermsandwithoutapology.Asayoungwoman,shesocializedwithsomeofthemostfamouspeopleofherera-NoelCoward,Tallulah


內容簡介 Monica Beresford Wichfeld lived life on her terms and without apology. As a young woman, she socialized with some of the most famous people of her era-Noel Coward, Tallulah Bankhead, Coco Chanel-using her connections to build a business that would save her husband's familial estate from bankruptcy. Born in Great Britain, she married a Danish aristocrat and landowner and moved to his lavish estate on the island of Lolland, south of Copenhagen. Shortly after settling there, she began a nine-year affair with a neighbor (with the sanction of her husband) and raised three children. But Monica's most defiant act came when she was in her forties and the Nazis invaded her adopted homeland. A woman without fear, she made the estate available as a haven for the Resistance and as a drop point for the weapons and supplies meant to arm them for their fight. In 1944, at the age of fifty, she was betrayed by a fellow resistor-codename 'Jacob'--and was sentenced to death by hanging. When Danes protested, her sentence was commuted to life in prison and she died in a prison hospital just weeks before the war ended.


書名 / Monica's War
作者 / Jo Horne
簡介 / Monica's War:,MonicaBeresfordWichfeldlivedlifeonhertermsandwithoutapology.Asayoungwoman,shesocializedwithsomeofthemostfamouspeopleofherera-NoelCoward,Tallulah
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781736346358
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781736346358
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X2.0CM
重量(g) / 498.9
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X2.0CM
頁數 / 374
裝訂 / P:平裝
級別 / N:無
語言 / 3:英文