Noble Savages

The Olivier Sisters

Sarah Watling

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*A NEW STATESMAN AND THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR*
*WINNER OF THE TONY LOTHIAN PRIZE*

'Interesting women have secrets. They also ought to have sisters.'

From the beginning of their lives, the Olivier sisters stood out: surprisingly emancipated, strikingly beautiful, markedly determined, and alarmingly 'wild'. Rupert Brooke was said to be in love with all four of them; D. H. Lawrence thought they were frankly 'wrong'; Virginia Woolf found them curiously difficult to read. In this intimate, sweeping biography, Sarah Watling brings the sisters in from the margins, tracing lives that span colonial Jamaica, the bucolic life of Victorian progressives, the frantic optimism of Edwardian Cambridge, the bleakness of two world wars, and a host of evolving philosophies for life over the course of the twentieth century.

Noble Savages is a compelling portrait of sisterhood in all its complexities, which rediscovers the lives of four extraordinary women within the varied fortunes of the feminism of their times, while illuminating the battles and ethics of biography itself.

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Book publisherVintage Publishing
Publication date30 Jul 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages416
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