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Lady Killmore

Robert Wainwright

RRP: £16.99

2 July 2020

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781911630845

RRP: £8.99

2 July 2020

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760874308

As Enid Lindeman gallivanted through life she accumulated four husbands, numerous lovers, and during the inter-war years her high-jinks dominated British gossip columns.

Born into the Lindeman wine dynasty, Enid’s first marriage was short-lived but left her a multi-millionaire; as a dare she reportedly slept with her second husband’s entire regiment. She met Lord Carnarvon (another of her lovers) on his famous dig of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, and was one of the first to be taken down to the discovery.

When Caviar died in Paris, she met and married Marmaduke ‘Duke’ Furness, the 1st Viscount Furness, whose ex-wife, Thelma, was a lover of the Prince of Wales. Enid held court at Furness’s villa, La Fiorentina, in the south of France. A sensation wherever she went, it was said that people stood on chairs in the lobby of the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo just to catch sight of her as she passed through.

A sensation wherever she went, it was said that people stood on chairs in the lobby of Monte Carlo’s finest hotels just to catch sight of her. When she buried her last husband, the Earl of Kenmore, Somerset Maugham renamed his neighbour and dear friend ‘Lady Killmore’. Robert Wainwright’s biography restores the remarkable Enid to thrilling, vivid life.