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As Good As God, As Clever As the Devil: The Impossible Life of Mary Benson
Contributor(s): Bolt, Rodney

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ISBN: 1843548615     ISBN-13: 9781843548614
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: June 2011
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Annotation: As Good as God, As Clever as the Devil brings the late-Victorian and early-Edwardian period to vivid life through the telling of the remarkable true story of the life of Mary Benson. 'She is as good as God, and as clever as the Devil.' Dame Ethel Smyth, English composer and leader of the women's suffrage movement
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Library of Congress Subjects:
Bishops' spouses; Great Britain; Biography.
Lesbians; Great Britain; Biography.
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Historical
- History | Modern | 19th Century
Dewey: 941.081092
LCCN: 2011459073
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 6.50" W x 1.50" (1.60 lbs) 400 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Rodney Bolt was born in South Africa. He studied at Rhodes University and wrote the play Gandhi: Act Too, which won the 1980 Durban Critic's Circle Play of the Year award. That same year he won a scholarship to Cambridge and read English at Corpus Christi. He has twice won Travel Writer of the Year awards in Germany and is the author of History Play, an invented biography of Christopher Marlowe (HarperCollins, 2004) and The Librettist of Venice, a biography of Lorenzo Da Ponte (Bloomsbury, 2006), which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He lives in Amsterdam.
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