About this book
The acclaimed novelist and author of "The Camomile Lawn", Mary Wesley, famously only began writing at the age of 70. Yet her life was more fascinating, scandalous and passionate than any life she created for her heroines. In the last year of her life she provided Patrick Marnham with diaries, letters and hours of interviews so he could write this intriguing biography. 'This biography is pure pleasure, a riveting, hilarious tragicomedy of manners...' "Spectator"
Mary Wesley published her first novel at seventy and went on to write a further nine bestsellers, including the legendary The Camomile Lawn. Many of her stories were inspired by her experiences during the Blitz, and by her marriages. The author highlights the links between Wesley's real life and her fiction.