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Jane Wellesley



Oct 02 2024


10:00 am - 11:00 am


Gower Cottage Stage at the Town Hall

Dorothy Wellesley, Jane’s grandmother, was an extraordinary woman. Poet, gardener, traveller and heiress; a convention-flouting bisexual. In Blue Eyes and a Wild Spirit Jane tells of a life including an affair with Vita Sackville-West, which wrecked her marriage to the Duke of Wellington, and her intimate friendship with WB Yeats. The author of Wellington: A Journey Through My Family and the daughter of the eighth Duke returns with a riveting biography drawn from previously unseen sources.

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