Lady Eleanor Butler was 29 when she first met Sarah Ponsonby, a sensitive, retiring girl of 13. Ten years later, in 1778, the two ladies eloped. Amid scenes of scandal and havoc they settled in a cottage in Llangollen where their unorthodox relationship blossomed and their way of living became a legend. Lady Caroline Lamb and Josiah Wedgwood visited them, Wordsworth and Southey wrote poetry under their roof and other celebrities of the day, such as the Duke of Wellington, became their friends. This biography depicts a friendship that lasted over 50 years.
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Elizabeth Mavor has written several novels, one of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She is married to the illustrator, Haro Hodson, has two sons and lives in Oxfordshire.Review:
“A love affair that triumphantly defied convention.” -- Sunday Telegraph
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX014003708X